Thursday, January 24, 2013
I feel like I work so hard yet I can never quite reach that finish line. This week I played my normal couple hours of volleyball on Tues. night. During the night I woke up with pain, and it was not a restful night of sleep. In the morning as I was talking with my sister, who is a nurse plus a fitness person, about my problem. She was quickly able to assess that I had strained my Piriformis muscle. I watched a cute video http://www.miraclestretch.com/
I have to say it hit home. This past week I literally sat all weekend. (I had attended a 2 day scrapbooking retreat, and the Sun. was church in the morning, and then we played a marathon game of Railbaron with friends) all weekend. (I had attended a 2 day scrapbooking retreat, and the Sun. was church in the morning, and then we played a marathon game of Railbaron with friends)
Stretching is one of my weakness however after this incident, I will do my best to incorporate stretching on a regular basis. I hate to be in pain, and when my sleep is disrupted I understand that at my age I need to make necessary adjustments.
I have found a wonderful Christian Yoga class to on Sat. morning. I may try to add a gentle yoga on my Tues. morning especially since I have my volleyball in the evening.
I have followed the advice of icing the area, resting and gentle stretching. Yesterday it would have been easy to have skipped my cycle class but I went and had no problem. It will take a few days, if not weeks to totally recover however I am keeping on with my commitment to well being by exercising, eating right, and even taking the time to rest (which is very hard for me.)