I don't have a lot to post today. However, the lesson is to listen to your body. If your back hurts so much that at times its hard to breathe, you need to take it easy. I visited a sports chiropractor and he's helped out a lot. I still have some more work to do to get my back to 100%, but I'm well on my way.
I'll ease back in to some simple workouts over the next week and I plan on making sure I'm at full strength by the time I get back from Colorado (we're going out for a family wedding the last weekend in May.)
Take care, I'll keep posting.