I had a great day at work today!! It was SUPER busy with a lot of lifting and moving fixtures, but it was great to be active all day! Unfortunately, my sciatic nerve does not agree. Do any of you guys have issues with your sciatica?
A few summers ago I worked at a Fondue Restaurant that a group of my friends own. The trays were super heavy, and I was constantly bent at a strange angle to stir the cheese pot. Ever since then, my sciatic nerve will bother me if I’m on my feet for more than 3 hours straight.
For the past week I’ve been on my feet for 5-8 hours a day and my back can’t catch up. Today I think I may have taken it over the edge and past the point of no return. It started bothering me at work; so I took the time to do some stretches that I’ve used in the past. No luck. After work I stopped at the grocery store to get some fresh foods* (read veggies for Green Monsters and milk for Gorilla Munch) and I could barely walk. I would get shooting pains that hurt so much, it took my breath away. Incredibly embarrassing when you’re in the middle of the milk aisle!!
Once home I did more stretches and decided that I needed to treat myself. I don’t have much of an appetite because of the pain, so I made myself a fresh juice.
So good and so easy to make!! To make, just cut a seedless watermelon into cubes and set your blender to liquefy. Perfection! Seeded watermelon? Just pluck out the seeds first!
Catching up on blogs, email, and tweets and then heading to bed. Hopefully morning stretches will help tomorrow!