I woke up yesterday feeling pretty good and I was itching to get out and try to run. I started out at a snail pace even for me just take it easy. I did forget my garmin but tried out an app I got right before I got my watch. It’s called Endomondo and it actually kept a gps signal the entire time so that was good. I just kept it slow and steady to just see how my hip would do. No pain just poking in my right butt cheek. I headed out around the lake with a plan to do a straight out and back. The first mile felt pretty good, if everything had stayed that way I felt like I could have run the entire 10k loop. I turned around and headed back. after I got within less than 1 mile to go, my inner thigh started kicking in and I had to start walking. I wanted run more but couldn’t. It took me about an hour and I maintained about 13-15 min miles until I started walking. So now I’ve got a couple new exercises and stretches to try and kick this thing. It’s officially called piriformis syndrome – where the piriformis muscle pinches, or puts pressure on the sciatic nerve which is right in the middle of your butt cheek.
So hopefully I am improved enough to venture out for a run with my group. Otherwise I will get on my bike.