July 29, 2011

My butt hurts, and other fun stuff

Actually, it's not my butt that hurts. It's my Piriformis muscle, on both sides.
This is what I get for running a 10:23 mile. I'm hoping it's a "growing" hurt, instead of a damage hurt. I'll know tomorrow, or Saturday at the latest.

There's actually not a lot of fun stuff going on here, either. I spent some time at my parents' scrubbing the basement stairwell walls, which had 40+ year old contact paper in lieu of wallpaper. Then I spent some time scraping the basement walls, in preparation for tuck pointing and waterproofing. That job will continue over the next few weeks, when we're not preparing for the electrician or cleaning up after the electrician.

That's about all I accomplished today. I got some homework done. I looked through a few photographs for Aunt Gertie, who is sewing a quilt for my aunt. My Aunt found a mass where there shouldn't be, and is going through all the tests to determine what it is. My sister is somehow including images of everyone in the family on the quilt, in a "we're all thinking of you and praying for you and loving you from afar" sort of way. I still have an external hard drive full of images to go through. That's on the agenda for tomorrow.

Tomorrow is also when I try out my new swim stroke. I have an hour in the pool on the agenda. I've only as yet swum for 45 minutes, so 60 is a little daunting. The biggest thing for me to remember is that I don't have to swim the hour straight. I can take short breaks every once in a while. I think I'm going to focus mainly on using my entire forearm instead of just my hand. If that goes well, I'll start playing with breathing on both sides. I didn't include video of flip turns on my post the other day, because I wanted to get the stroke down before I started playing with those. I used to know how to do them, but I don't know if I ever did the efficiently.

Then I have a paper to write. That's my fun for tomorrow.

1 comment:

BabyWeightMyFatAss said...

I had the same thing on my right side. I foam rolled, iced and Aleved it and worked up my muscles and it got better. Hope it doesn't hurt much longer for you!