Injuries totally suck.
I've been babying my piriformis for 2 weeks, a few slow, flat walks and general work around the house. Lots of stretching, ice & heat, etc.
Yesterday, I was just too antsy. I am really missing my cardio workouts. I decided to take a slow run to test it out. After the first mile I had to stop & stretch :/ but it wasn't feeling too terrible. Last night I stretched really good and didn't have any real pain this morning. I did a light workout this morning, concentrating on arms, but did do a few leg strengthening exercises on the boflex. And now... my piriformis is VERY GRUMPY!!
I'm bummed. Sigh. Pout. Sigh.
I only have 30 days to get in bikini shape for our Jamaica trip. We made all of our reservations yesterday. I'm SOOOO Excited!!
Oh, Joyful, I'm so sorry! I so know the pain the piriformis can cause. When I irritated my piriformis in yoga, it took several months to get back to normal, and I still have to baby it. I hope you can continue with the gentle walks and keep your leg muscles toned, even if you can't resume your hard cardio right now. Please take care of you first. 1818 days ago
Jamaica is gonna be so much fun. Take care of yourself and if your body is telling you to chill, concentrate on nutrition. Its a tough one after having so much momentum. I would be doing EXACTLY what you are-testing it out to see when I was healed. 1818 days ago
I know all too well what a pain in the neck injuries are! I have damaged nerves/possibly muscles in my thoracic spinal area....and have an MRI scheduled for tomorrow. I know it is imperative that we listen to our Docs & be careful.
Take care and recover well for the long term. 1818 days ago
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