Friday, March 22, 2013

March Madness: my butt is cramping up

Happy Friday Bleeps!

I was all set to write my post about my race tonight, but I'm tired and there's a lot to tell. So I will hold off until tomorrow.

I'm tired because it was an Orange miracle and I was able to stay up for the Syracuse March Madness game last night...and well, to put it plainly: I'm not 22 any more. I can't stay up that late and be expected to function fully throughout the day. haha. And quite frankly, right now I am riding the FGCU high! They beat Syracuse Arch Nemesis Georgetown tonight.

I do have some things to talk about before I go to bed. And since Syracuse has a late game time tomorrow you know I'll be sleeping in in the morning.

Yesterday was our last Yoga class at work until the Fall. Seriously going to miss this class. The instructor was awesome. He wanted us to work our shoulders since we sit at computers all day. Alright!  Let's get started.

There was a lot of reaching up and back. Some downward facing dog and plank. And then there was the laying on our bellies with our face on the floor and our arms crossed under us...weird...awkward...painful...totally awesome!  I wanna do it again!  It's helped the big giant knot in my left shoulder.  Once again it was a class full of "I know this is uncomfortable now, but it will feel better when it's over right?" moments. And it did. My shoulders felt awesome...ahhh.

We did end the class with Happy Baby. Oh man, I could feel the pull in my much so that I was doing it on my bedroom floor during commercials last night. YEAH!

And why did it feel so good?  Well I've been complaining about how tight my right hamstring is for some time. I am very aware of the muscle 24 hours a day. It's sore. It's tight. It's holding me back. It almost took me down during the race on Saturday.  But, I'll tell you more about that later.

I was thinking that my ham was tight because of all of the running and the driving I am doing. I ride the break every rush hour and that's no fun. I'm sure that helps contribute to it, but I figured it out tonight.

I've taken it easy this week. My knee is still sore. I walked this week and I had yoga. Tonight I wanted to see how I was with running.  I was able to run for 30, but I should not have. It hurt. I was limping as I ran. And that's when I figured it out. It's my left knee that's really messed up. It's my right hamstring and butt cheek that are so dang tight.  I am compensating for the knee. My body is putting more pressure on that leg to keep it off of the knee. I should have figured this out before, but now that I know we'll work on fixing it.  And I have to fix it. My butt cramps up all of the time.  And as fun as that might sound, well it's not.

I had planned on a long walk tomorrow. That's not going to happen. I have been icing the knee all night. I will either do a light walk or some more yoga tomorrow. We are resting until we feel 100%.

Before I go, let me just say that I am running out of food. I still have some, but I haven't gone to the store because I am scared. I am scared that I won't be able to resist the Easter candy. I want chocolate soooooo soooo bad right now.  :-( 

Alright kids, time to call it a night. Happy March Madness!

Have a Blessed Night my friends.

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  1. I have horrible hip/butt/upper hamstring issues and have to stretch a TON every single day. Only thing that has ever helped. Maybe lots of stretching that area will help.

  2. Glad to know I'm not alone :-) Maybe we can start a support group. haha. I do stretch, but I know it's not as much as I should. Do you have a favorite hamstring stretch to recommend?