Last weekend I did something really stupid. My Tiger needed some chain maintenance and I thought, hey, I could just lift the rear of the ground by pulling the bike onto the side stand. Normally that works just find and I have done super tight turning around with that technique, but this time ... it didn't work.
I pulled, something crunched in my back and the next thing I know was me lying on the floor with the worst pain I ever had in my lower back. I couldn't move, couldn't sit, couldn't stand, couldn't walk. Damn it - why did I just do this. Somehow I got into the house, on the bed, Andrea got me two ice packs and pillows for under the legs ... half an hour later I slowly made my way into a hot bath trying to relax the totally locked up back muscles.
Man, that was bad - I took pain killers until Tuesday to get halfway through, though it was steadily getting better and I was even in the office right on Monday. Today I still feel pain when doing certain moves or when trying to lift anything heavy. Nevertheless, somehow my back recovered unbelievably fast for what it felt like on Sunday. I thought I had damaged a disk, or a vertebrae or something like that. For now, I hope to be mostly okay again for the weekend. No sports though, maybe a long walk, but no hike. Want to get back on the bike.