Friday 5: An update on my pain in the BUTT and More

I’ve got so much going on over here but I didn’t want to leave you high and dry on my favorite day of the week!  Let me tell you about my day yesterday!  The good, bad and the yummy!

1) For the first time in over 8-9 months I worked out at the gym!  It felt kind of foreign even though I teach classes at the Y.  In the morning I got up, walked a mile on the treadmill and then did a 10 minute pace for 1 mile.  That was part 1 of my workout.  After I dropped Sara at school I went to the Y and got on a cross trainer for 25 minutes and then rowed for 10.  Guess what, my nagging butt/piriformis wasn’t bugging me like it was when I was running!  This brings me to #2

2) I went to see my PT yesterday for the first time in weeks after my workout.  My pain is now on the other side of my butt!  Go figure.  We caught up and did some assessments and the bottom line is that I have MAJOR weakness in my glutes and hamstrings.  When I run, I neglect to do any kind of leg strength training.  Even with Tabata Bootcamp I stick to the core and upper body because I am feel that with running I am getting a good lower body workout! WRONG!  Big WRONG.  This weakness became apparent when I went for my first eval in early July. I was good with my exercises for a while and laid off the running and then slowly I was feeling better.  So the new plan is lots and lots of cross training, lunges, squats and lower leg workouts!  My issue is the idea of not running makes me sad!  It makes me feel like I don’t know what to do.  I always run long on Saturday.  Now what?  I’ll let you know how it all pans out.  Maybe an early morning trip to the Y for an hour of cross training.

3) I’m thrilled that we have a long weekend because I seriously need it and we’ve got great dinners and BBQ’s planned with friends and I am planning to try out some new recipes and make lots of yummy and healthy stuff.  (Side note, that I can see the Hubs rolling his eyes as he is reading this post!)  I’m hoping to try to make this, this and this! Oh, and not to mention that my friend is making this for our Saturday night dinner!  You can see thanks to Pinterest I am finding lots of great things to make!  We will see what actually gets prepared!

4) I finally got my act together yesterday and signed up for SCW Fitness Midwest Mania weekend next month!  I’ll be going on Friday and Sunday and have registered for some great fitness classes and some really interesting lectures!  I’m sure I am going to learn a lot and can’t wait to share with all of you!

5) The Hubs had open house last night at school!  After I put Sara to bed I made this in the Vitamix!  Cinnamon Cashew Banana “fro yo.”  No dairy, no added sugar and all natural!  I’ll get you guys the recipe next week!  It was amazing and if you are as big as a cinnamon fan as I am then you won’t want to miss this recipe!

photoSo what’s on tap for everyone this weekend?  Last dip in the pool?  BBQ’s?  Races?  When you host or go to BBQ’s do you bring healthy dishes?


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17 Responses to Friday 5: An update on my pain in the BUTT and More

  1. Kim says:

    Sorry that your butt pain is now on the other side, too – hopefully strengthening will help!!!
    Your comment about your husband rolling his eyes cracked me up – I think that sometimes when I write my posts (my husband usually reads it at lunch and sends me a text of some sort about it!).
    Have a great weekend – hope you get to try out all (or some) of your recipes you have planned!
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  2. Bahahaha can totally relate to the hubby eye roll! No one appreciates some new yummy and healthy recipes more than a man. 😉

    The froyo sounds awesome, can’t wait to check out that recipe!!
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  3. Gotta love all those fun little weaknesses and imbalances and how they set us up for some major pain in the rear! Mine is at least sticking to my left side only. And that banana fro yo … mmmmm
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  4. I need to start doing my lower body workouts again too. Just like you, I have neglected them because I feel like running is enough. I can tell the difference though, so looks like I’ll be back at it regardless of how sore it makes me for my next run. Running on sore legs will only help me mentally for the marathon right? Have a great weekend!
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  5. Courtney says:

    Thanks for linking up! My weekend is going to consist of birthdays, football, brunches, and an amusement park. I’m pretty excited 🙂 I just started going to PT and it is SO helpful! Sorry you still have a pain in the butt, but hopefully it will be gone soon!
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  6. Declan says:

    I hope the cross training pays off! I don’t know what I would do either.. probably just get fat and cry.
    I’m dealing with the piri/hamstring yada yada rehab as well. The stretching pain they can do is a friendly reminder of how much work should go into all our training! Can we have more hours to the day please?!
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  7. Kathy says:

    I have had Piriformis on and off for years now. It stopped me from running my first Boston Marathan in 2008. The key, I have found is in rotation strengthening. Most sport disciplines are vertical/parallel in nature. Pilates and yoga are great for strengthening the outer, supporting muscles in the legs. Cross training is definitely key…running long and hard is not enough to keep your body injury free long term.
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  8. I’ve never heard of midwest mania but I live not too far from Rosemont. Sounds like fun!
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