A DNS, Piriformis Exercises, And Where I’ll Be

I was supposed to run a half marathon last Sunday, but after a week full of events (and the inability to pick up the race packet on race day)…

Last day of school! They are definitely ready for 3rd grade and Kindergarten. #wheresthepausebutton

It's official

Ready to rock this show.

I decided to skip it. Yeah, that’s my first real DNS (Did Not Start). I actually emailed to ask if I could switch my registration to “Virtual” but I never got a response. Oh well.

A part of me was a little bummed, but the other part (the part that got to sleep in) said, “eh – life happens”  I ended up going to a spin class instead — which was exactly what I didn’t know I needed. I haven’t been to spin in probably 6 months, so it was nice to change things up. I feel like it kind of “reset” my muscles a little too — or maybe I just used a few muscles that are neglected when I run.

I'm obnoxious. #wooendorphins

Not neglected? Neon colors.

Actually, a few weeks ago my piriformis started acting up on my left side. It wasn’t like “OMG I AM INJURED!!” but more like “WHY DO I HAVE THIS HUGE KNOT FEELING IN MY ASS???” It mostly bothered me when I was sitting at work, which is pretty much the entire day, so yay.  Spinning this weekend really helped as well as this really bizarre exercise that I found while Googling — Neural Flossing. Dr. Google can be dangerous, but sometimes it does have the answers.

1 million views on this dude’s goofy video can’t be wrong!

So, yeah, I started neural flossing every day and that, combined with the cross training, my aches and pains are now minimal. The LAST thing I need is to be injured before marathon training even starts (which is in TWO WEEKS – did I happen to mention that recently?!!).

Oh, in celebration of marathon training starting up – I am taking the next two weekends off from long runs.

If you need me I’ll be at the beach Celebrating Father’s Day…

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Partying hard and celebrating getting old(er).

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This was from our (for real) 29th birthday. It was only 7 years ago, but DAMN we look young!

I’ll also be neural flossing on the couch, watching the 2nd season of OITNB.

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And every episode (to date) of Downton Abbey.

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 Lady Violet is a delight.

So, you know, important stuff.

Comments

  1. says

    Duuuuuude. I had the same fear with that knot in my calf. I’m like, I haven’t even STARTED training yet! It’s much better but not perfect. I can run slowly without pain (like, 10:00) but if I run around a 9:00, it feels really tight afterwards and I have a slight limp. Gonna have my trainer foam roll me tonight because I can’t seem to put enough pressure on it when I do it myself.

    I so miss spin.

  2. Melissa says

    Thank you for the goofy video – you better believe I’m neural flossing like a boss over here.

    I’d say your DNS is justified. Hope you’re not too concerned about it. Gotta keep the sanity to get to the start in Chicago!

    • says

      I hope that neural flossing is helping!!

      Oh, I’m not too concerned about the DNS. At this point I’ve actually forgotten about it. Soooo true about keeping the sanity!

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