ok, ok!! i know from my last post you are just dying to know why i eat 12 eggs a day, right? it’s because i have a disease called BIGOREXIA. just kidding…but you really should click on it to see what it is. actually, the reason is simple but a two parter. first, eggs are just really easy to handle, readily available and easy to cook (i make mine into omelets and only use one egg yolk). secondly, i believe in preserving all the muscle i can. i worked hard for it and with so many hours spent on endurance training, the body will try to use lean muscle mass as a fuel. my goal is to head this off by consuming a high amount of lean protein. i prefer a more muscular look than a “skinny” looking body. so there you go.
on to silly dreams. the other night i had a dream that i was doing a sprint triathlon and had to pee really bad before the start. i went looking for a port-a-potty and then i couldn’t pee. i kept trying and trying, even though my bladder felt like it was going to explode. i then realized that my swim wave was about to take off and i knew i’d be uncomfortable if i didn’t just hurry up and go already. long story short, i missed my swim wave so they made me wait and start with the last swim wave, which was for little kids. i was so mad, that i slammed my goggles up against a wall and they broke. i decided at that point to just call it a day, so i went to retrieve my bike and the seat fell off of it. i was having a really bad day …glad it was only a dream.
i have a pain in my left glute that is really making me super cranky. actually, i have had chronic piriformis syndrome in my left glute for about 10 years and over that time, it has flared up about 3-4 times, this time being one of them. i cannot run and it hurts mostly when i’m sitting which is all day at work and at least an hour to an hour and a half in the car commuting to and from work. it pretty much feels like someone is stabbing me constantly. so since last friday, i have been icing like crazy and ….
doing the old tennis ball trick, which is absolutely the best pain ever. you can feel the tightness in the piriformis releasing. i even sit on it at work.
i also do this stretch ….
i can also do that stretch above from a seated position, so i do that at work a lot too. there are several other modes of treatment but these are the main things i’m doing right now and hope to be running by next week. i have a slight suspicion what caused this to happen but i’m not 100% sure yet so i’m going to wait before i put the blame on this wonderful tool i’ve been training with.
thank goodness i can still bike without pain. to my PT friends out there, please feel free to make any other suggestions. i’m always open to new stretches and ideas.
much love and peace out.