Another week down, another week my SI joint has survived. Already though I’ve had to alter the plan a bit – Bryan has started teaching on Saturdays so there will be some weeks I’ll aim to run when he gets home and others where I’ll have to wait till Sunday. Today was a Sunday week.
Sunday – Theraputic Yoga. The goal here was to stretch, stretch stretch. Ouch.
Monday – 6 miles. Unfortunately my back STILL felt off so I wasn’t able to do any intervals and had to keep the run at a nice easy pace. When I visited the chiropractor later that day he commented he felt like my pelvis was the most “twisted” he’s seen it in a long time. I wasn’t surprised. I’d been trying to stretch all day and something just didn’t feel right. I actually called and requested to come in earlier this week. As the week went on last week, my lower back felt “squished” for lack of a better word. It wasn’t pain, just pressure. I was honestly sure I’d have to stop training. But I spent 5 minutes per night on the inversion table Monday and Tuesday and it made a HUGE difference.
Wednesday – 75 minute interval yoga. I would have loved to ride my bike but it was just too cold, so I tried to combine stretching with some cardio, at least. On the plus side, this video included lots and lots of jumps into handstand (or in my case, attempts), so maybe one day I’ll actually figure that out. I spent a few minutes that night massaging my hamstrings and pyriformis and felt like I worked some of the tension out.
Thursday – midweek “long” run (7 miles), again at a comfortable pace. I’m still getting sensations that I can only guess are the result of a pinched nerve. I called and scheduled a massage for Monday, hoping I can get this issued worked out, literally. Other than that, though, the run went well.
Saturday – yoga with toddlers. I think I spent as much time as a mommy tunnel/jungle gym/hug giver than I did doing any actual yoga but hey, you win some you lose some. I had planned to run my long run after Bryan returned home from work but instead I went to pick up my early Christmas present – a triathlon bike! I don’t have any pedals or bike shoes yet (I was borrowing theirs for fitting purposes), so I can’t actually RIDE it , but its in my possession and this is an important first step, I think.
Sunday – long run (13 miles +2.5 mile walk later). The woman I bought the bike from invited me to join them on their long run, and since I’m always looking for company on long runs I happily joined them. Couldn’t complain about the view, either.
Training is still on, and hoping tomorrows scheduled massage helps.