1/2 marathon weekend
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I can not believe this... after all the training I've been doing I was ready to do the 1/2 marathon this coming Sunday. Last Saturday I was doing and easy 6 km distant... left home, felt great and then about 10 mins into my walk I started lo get this really bad pain in the left side butt cheek. I decided to try and walk it out and continued on but by the 1/2 way mark I was in real pain. I could bearly walk. I rested a bit and then went off home. I really had to push to get home because the pain was so bad.
Sunday the pain was just as bad. We went out for Mother's day brunch and my sister gave me an ibprofen pill which helped ease the pain a bit, but later in the day it was back. On Monday I went to a clinic near home and the doctor there diagnosed a pinched sciatica nerve. Basically there is little that can be done. He said I could go to my regular doctor and get referred to a physiotherapist, but in the meanwhile, I should take Advil, do these stretches and rest. Really it needs time.
Now I don't know what to do on sunday. I am going because I've committed to my friend, we've paid for the registration, for the hotel, etc but I doubt I will be able to do 21.1 km. I couldn't do my scheduled 6 km on Sunday. today I had a 10 km to do. The pain was bad, but I'm trying to not take the pills all the time. I decided I'd try walking 5 km to my bridge class. Well i got less than 1 km and had to turn back and drive.
Tomorrow I'm going to try again, but take the pills first. I'll see how it goes. If I can, I will switch from the 1/2 marathon to the 10 km event.... if I think I can do that... if not, I'll just wait in the hotel until my friend finishes.
I am so disappointed. This si the first time we decided to go out of town for a race and it's only a 5 hour drive away, but we were quite excited about it. We had planned to see a baseball game and go to the rock and roll hall of fame! I guess we can still do that... I just hope I can do the event, even if it's only the 10 km