August was a rough month for me. I only ran 27 miles. I only biked 38 miles. I haven’t run or biked since August 15th. Since the end of July, I had been dealing with some pain that I thought was related to my back injury. I eventually made an appointment to see my doctor. She diagnosed it as piriformis syndrome. While I am happy that the pain isn’t related to my back, I am super bummed that there is just on more thing that is keeping me from being active.
Right now, I am seeing my physical therapist for ultrasound and massage. I am doing some stretches. I am trying to (gently) work the muscle and the nerve. The worst part about piriformis syndrome is that that muscle sits right on the sciatic nerve. So, not only does my @ss hurt, but I get these stingers down my left leg.
I originally had high hopes for some races/events I wanted to participate in during September. I wanted to do my second triathlon this month. Unfortunately, it just doesn’t appear to be in the cards for me.
The other day, I had a physical therapy appointment in the morning. It was the perfect fall morning, and I wanted nothing more than to go for a 10 mile run. It was the kind of morning that long distance runners dream of. Instead, I had to settle for a 40 minute walk after my therapy appointment.
I am hoping that I can get some relief from this injury and that I can get back to some running. And I would love to get on my bike again before it gets too cold. I feel like I am missing out on the last decent weather central Wisconsin will have until the end of April.