I was waiting a few extra days to write about this situation because I was hoping to tell you all some better news…however there hasn’t been much improvement in the situation.
Basically, running is causing me extreme pain in my lower right back/hip area. I can push through the pain and finish runs like I did the last 2 weekends, but then I am in so much pain I can barely walk for the days following.
I’ve spoken to my sister (the Doctor) and it could be any number of things. Among those are a pinched nerve and a bulging disk. She suggested I get a massage to see if that alleviated any pain, so I went last night!
It did alleviate a little pain and my whole body was knotted and tight anyway and totally needed it. I really do need to make massage more of a regular priority!
Unfortunately, I think the only thing that is going to help is rest. Most of you know I don’t really have the time to rest right now since the NYC marathon is in less than 3 months. 😦
I have never really had to take more than a week or two off for n injury during training, but it seems like this may take a little more time and I am completely freaking out! Not to mention that I can’t really do anything active right now because it hurts and I don’t want to make the situation any worse.
Here is my plan:
- stretching & yoga
- foam rolling
- another massage next week
- heating pads
- epsom salt baths
- bike/elliptical when ready
I guess that’s the best I can do…any other recommendations??
Have you ever had a frustrating injury when it’s crunch time during training?