Sunday, September 25, 2011

I miss running

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.


  1. I'm a new follower. I found your blog through dailymile. I've been looking for bloggers to follow that are kinda close to me.

  2. That's awesome! When I am running again maybe we can arrange a bloggy meet up!



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