|Why yes I am!!|
So. Damn. Close.
Lets see...oh yeah...yesterday I went to the gym as planned and did the following:
- 20 min on the elliptical
- 20 min on the treadmill (walking)
- 20 min on the bike
- 5 min on the stairmill
- 2000m row
While all day I was still having intermittent pain from the sciatic, it wasn't horrible and when I got to the gym everything felt pretty darn good. So good in fact that I ALMOST started to run on the treadmill, then came to my senses. I didn't need to rush things no matter how I felt.
The big tale would be told when I woke up on Friday morning.
Which when I did wake up I was able to stretch everything out (pulling my knees in and what-not without pain).
I did more stretches after I got out of bed and it wasn't until mid-morning when I started to feel the sciatic again. Since my neighbor wasn't in today I took the opportunity to use his hidden cubey to get down on the floor and do stretches throughout the day (Friday is jeans day so its not like I was in a dress!) This really seemed to help and by the time I left I was feeling great.
Came home, did more stretching then hopped on the bike and rode the 1.5 miles to the chiro: got an e-stim, ice and massage then had my adjustments.
The massage made me a bit sore near the inflamed area (but we are soooooo much better than we were on Monday!!), so I had some trouble getting into position for one of my adjustments, but Dr. Michele was awesome. I was a bit more tense because I had never had her adjust me and it kind of freaked me out. After we were done, I did more stretching there in the office before hopping on my bike and heading on home.
Did some icing and more stretching and as of right now, I feel grrrrrrrreat!
One thing I notice is that during the day I feel more pain in the sciatic and when I get home it eases up. I do believe its my heels. Once I am barefoot or in my trainers, it feels great. I might be wearing trainers to work next week!
I am so excited that it seems we are nearing the end of this flareup! I have plans to ride about 20 miles tomorrow morning (riding to meet friends for an easy 10 over near Memorial Park)
If all goes as planned I should be able to try running by Monday! Woo to the hoo!!! Maybe I won't have to walk the run portions of TriGirl next weekend!!