I went swimming this morning to try and ease the pain in my back. My back hurt all day yesterday. I took tylenol and laid on the couch with the heating pad when I got home from work. Not sure why it was hurting so bad but it still hurt worse than normal when I got up this morning. My friend's sister has back problems related to a slipped disk and her doctor recommended swimming. So I tried it out this morning. It actually went very well and my back is only hurting a normal amount. Plus it was very refreshing. I'm not very good at it and it is actually kind of boring but it seems to have helped. The problem is that my back seems to hurt more when I am inactive. Like yesterday I woke up with it hurting and didn't work out. Then I sat for 9 hours in a training class with limited breaks. Plus it has routinely hurt more since I started working a full-time job. and sitting down all day. That is why I thought swimming might help but have less stress than running. The picture depicts why my back is hurting.
Just because everyone else is doing it, I thought I would post a picture of my new running shoes. I went to a running store and got fitted. The lady watched me walk and then brought out shoes and watched me in all of them. I tried on about 9 pairs but finally decided on these. I absolutely love them! I would recommend everyone get fitted for their next pair. They fit perfect, are light weight, and my feet never hurt.