I'm also going to see a sports chiropractor in hopes that getting my lower back worked out will straighten my imbalances out. I had many accidents back in my equestrian days but I had one that left the right side of my lower back pretty messed up. Since 1997 I've rarely had a day where I didn't feel some level of pain in my lower back. I had a few adjustments in 2000 that helped a lot but didn't take care of it completely. After one adjustment and a tiny bit of ART my back feels better. I can feel that I have a bit more movement in that area but it still feels really tight compared to my left side, which makes my whole right side seems stiff when I run. I have my second appointment tomorrow and hope to be feel even better. I will probably be doing a total of 4-5 sessions.
Now on to some more vacation photos! From our trip to the Quinault Rain Forest in Washington. It lived up to it's name and rained on us. Not a nice drizzly rain like we all envision the PNW usually gets, this was a good soaking rain. Even with the rain it was beautiful but the rain did dampen our spirits after awhile and after a few short hikes we did the rest of the Quinault Rain Forest loop drive in the car.
|First small hike, still fairly dry.|
|The world's largest known Sitka Spruce Tree. You can't tell from the picture but I am soaked to the bone.|
|Waterfall seen from the comfort of the car.|
|We actually enjoyed the dreariness of the day. It would have been better if we had proper rain gear though.|
|Beautiful view of the base of the surrounding mountains. I wish I could see this kind of beauty every day.|
I hope everyone is having a nice start to fall! Stay tuned for more pictures, next time: Astoria, Oregon.