This surprised me. Running has always been hard for me and quite frankly I don't love it like I do cycling. And swimming, well, I still am excited by the fact that I can swim. So I thought a running break would be no biggie. In the past 6 weeks I have run a whopping 7 miles. I have a periformis issue which is really a pain in the butt. No really, no joke, the periformis is a muscle in your bum, so it is really a pain in the butt and currently my butt.
I finally went to the UK Runners Clinic a couple of weeks ago & was diagnosed with Periformis syndrome. I was directed to take 2-3 weeks off from running but could continue to cross train. After my break I was to do a walk test. If I still had pain I was told the next step would be physical therapy. Yesterday I did a 4 mile hike at Raven Run with Nina. Unfortunately I could still feel the pain. The pain isn't terrible by any means but when I run the muscle spasms & my right leg gets pretty weak and I end up limping a little. It feels similar to sciatica. Sciatica pain starts in the low back & radiates down the leg.
So this week I make the call to the physical therapist.