Monday: nothing :(
Tuesday: 4 miles, before work, 2 miles easy + 2 miles fast
Wednesday: nothing again.....
Thursday: 5 miles easy, before work with Julie
Friday: apparently broke my neck
Saturday: 3 miles easy with PCRF
Sunday: got a long neck/shoulder massage because it'd be nice to be able to move my head. But it didn't work.
So, listen. I don't know what exactly I did on Friday, but I noted that my neck was a little achy. Saturday, it was more achy, but not the end of the world, so I headed out to our first PCRF training.
But then it got progressively worse. I heated, I massaged, I rested. Nothing. Saturday night was spent being woken up to SEARING PAIN LIKE MY HEAD MIGHT FALL OFF. So Sunday I was on a mission to get a massage, because a massage can fix everything. Right?
People in Irvine are fancy, so I found the only place with an opening, and I took it. They had a neck/shoulder deal, and I thought for sure, I'd walk out of there cured.
The dude that did my massage (Jun, if you ever need to go to Majestic Spa in Diamond Jamboree) didn't speak much. As in, I talked to the front desk about my "issue", and she communicated it to him, and then he went to work.
The only words he said to me: "Your neck TOO TIGHT. Drink hot water".
So, it's not any better, and in fact, it might be worse. I've tried heat, ice, stretching, KTTaping, all to no avail.
My next step is amputating. Because I'm at a loss.
Also, I didn't sleep well (I ended up in my living room chair with a heating pad folded under my neck - it was the only way I wasn't in unbearable pain) (that's not hyperbole, I normally have a pretty high pain tolerance), so I might be prone to the dramatic this morning.
My "plan" for this week includes:
Tuesday: 6 mile tempo
Wednesday: Yoga? Strength?
Thursday: 7 easy
Saturday: 4 easy
Obviously, all of this is contingent on me not, actually, amputating my head.