Improving my Piriform-ance!?
the piriformis is a little muscle in the butt - sits underneath and below the glutes and more importantly near the sciatic nerve.
when it gets narky it can upset the nerve causing back/hammy/calf tightness and pain.
sitting prone on the massage table the other day with the massage dudes elbow square in the middle of my very painful butt confirmed to me that my 'tightness' post lamington run has been related to piriformis syndrome.
luckily things arent too bad and i will front up at the start of bright 4 peaks on the weekend.
will trot the first day and see how things go from there.
note to self: IGNORE OTHER RUNNERS, IGNORE ALL THOSE LOVELY HILLS JUST GO SLOWLY!!!!!
of course the big test may be the 4 hour drive to bright from the airport on friday!!
my cheek is aching already.
i am currently sitting on a pillow typing this :)
so i guess 40% of mellum currently has butt-ache!
booked into the overland track hike with TOH end of january.
its the 'executive trek' ie. nice huts/hot water/sleeping bags supplied.
very excited - already have done a couple of practice packs and went gear shopping again on the weekend!
i think i need professional help :)
speaking of which these little babies arrived today ...
(picture above) and...
now i've just GOT to get to anaconda before their sale ends ;)
did nothing all week except attend physio/massage appointments