On Monday, I was fierce. Laser beams coming out of my eyes fierce.
By the end of the day on Tuesday, I started thinking about postponing my next competition for… up to another year? Probably not. Just a bad day.
Sciatic pain down my right leg made my ankle feel like it was sprained. I was limping. Diana blocked off a 90 minute spot for a massage on Tuesday. I postponed my Wednesday am workout so I could sleep in. I didn’t want to go to the gym. That’s very unusual. The massage helped – I wasn’t limping as much. But by the time I went to bed Wednesday night, I felt like I had been in a car accident.
Today is Thursday. I felt better so I did the workout this morning that I missed yesterday. Dropped all the weights – a deload. Spent a lot of time foam rolling and stretching. Diana got me in again late this afternoon for another hour. Both legs were knotted up.
Last November, I pulled something in my right hip. Probably the psoas or iliacus from how it felt, but the piriformis seems to be causing the trouble right now. Healing has been slow. I don’t know what triggered the nerve to screw up my whole leg.
I’m not sure how this is going to impact my training. I’m 12 weeks out and it feels like things are not going to go as planned. I really don’t know how long it will be before I can do cardio. Or what kind of cardio I will be able to do, for that matter. The body is under stress. I’m feeling it everywhere, but I also can tell that it’s not serious. It’s just really annoying. I want to push through it, but I also want to heal. I doubt I’m going to heal quickly no matter what I do.
I’ll be OK. I have a great support system. I’m not willing to risk hurting myself for a competition, but I don’t think I’m derailed just yet. Not derailed. Just annoyed.