The soft spongy discs can push out (herniate) and push on a nerve. Luckily most will actually get better with rest and anti-inflammatories which seems to be the my case. My back pain has been completely gone for several weeks but I've been dealing with the thigh weakness. That too is getting better. I can spin and get my HR up to the 160's without cramping and spin for 1.5 hours. I don't think that will get me to race condition but it is improving fairly fast. Yay! (see: no whining).
So even better news is that we are leaving for the Riviera Maya Saturday! Hopefully the next blog will be more Sunny!
ARANTIX II miles for 2010: 5 (ouch!)