So it's 8 days 'til the HURT 100 mile race, I've trained well, I'm tapering and all looks good as I get in my car this morning to head to the barber, the chiropractor and a staff meeting. I'm driving away, 1/2 mile from home and I sneeze. No biggie, I sneeze a couple times a day- big, satisfying sneezes.
But this time, as soon as I sneeze I feel a searing pain horizontally across my lower back. Man that hurts! (It still hurts tonight). The chiro said it just looks like some minor muscle damage, should heal up OK in plenty of time for the race. If I sit, stand or lay still it's unnoticeable. If I bend over, well I can barely bend over and it hurts.
I've never hurt myself sneezing before. This is what you call, "not good timing." I'll be fine in a couple days. I really believe that. I just wish I KNEW it!