I ended up at my new sports othopedist today with more lower back pain and a little bit of nerve issues down my right leg. It was a loooong visit, but he gave me corizone injections to speed up and assist in getting the inflamation down so that my body can 'heal itself'. He said 'NO RUNNING!' for at least 3 weeks, just exercise like walking, biking and swimming. I had a discussion with our Sweet Audrey and she gave me some great tips on how to burn lots of calories with low impact excercises. Do any of you have tips that work for you that can help me get my burn on so that I can maximize my workouts? I'm thinking I may revive my aerobic step and increase my reps with my low-weight, weight training. Any ideas??