Day 2...A New Injury
Last Monday I thought I had irritated my SI joint which happens too frequently, but I soon found out I was wrong. I quit part way through my Sunday run as my low back and hip were so tight and achy and decided that was it...1 week off running.
Monday I headed to the sports chiro and it looks like the whole things stems from a super tight glute medius and low back. So here I was undergoing 1 hour of Graston, the pain of someone pushing their body weight into my butt followed by acupuncture. Sounds like a fun Monday, right?! The good news, the hamstring is nothing and is all radiating from the glute, yay! but the bad news is my self imposed 1 week running break in hopes it is all I need to run a strong 2014.
Wish me luck! I never thought I'd be running towards nontraditional therapies with all my issues. Instead of racking up the miles this week, I will hit the pool (yes it is out to the world, so hold me to it!), bike and elliptical. Also in the plans is 3 strength sessions, daily core work, pilates and yoga.
What's your trick for surviving a run break? Besides baking cookies!