|Pain in my butt....looks like I have an itch.|
I really thought I had things under control - I was running 15-20 miles per week and doing all but my long run in my Vibrams. Then, one day in June I pulled my hamstring. I knew that it was bad, because I couldn't bear to even walk for a couple of days. I can't tell you what I did different on that run, or that I ran any hills or speedwork...nope, just the old, tired equation of running = pain.
Several weeks went by, lots of research on google, runners world, and webmd. I did what I was told, rested, rode my bike and swam, yoga-ed, iced, compressed.
I even took an entire week off of ANY and ALL activity. Did you know that it's absolutely glorious to sleep until your alarm (or 2 year old) goes off every day. Glorious!!
Butt (he, he), as you can see from this picture (that I had an older and chubbier lady pose for) I still have a pain in my glute after a run. After 10/1 I plan to cut the running down to once a week and tackle an Insanity/P90X hybrid.
And next racing season, I will be the only pain in the butt around here!