Hoping to Get Some Answers

On Friday I’ll finally have my long awaited appointment with my spine doctor and will hopefully get some answers on why my sciatic nerve has been acting up causing both a sharp pain in my right glute and my right foot to go numb. More importantly, I hope to find out what I can do to correct the problem. I suspect that physical therapy will be in my near future and I welcome that prospect!


And Now on to a Run-down of My Week’s Workouts…

My friends and I had considered meeting on Sunday morning at 8 for a run (walk for me) on the W&OD Trail, but we all canceled when we woke up to streets that hadn’t been plowed or had been plowed at 3 AM and had several inches of fresh snow on top (we ended up with 10.5 inches). We decided it safest to stay home and run locally. Unfortunately, the planned Starbucks hangout after our run was canceled as well…



I hopped on my bike on Monday afternoon and promised myself that I’d start replacing my early morning runs with biking. I don’t know about you, but for me it’s so much harder to get excited about getting up at 4:30 AM to ride my bike in my basement as opposed to going outside for a run even though I stay on a boring half mile loop in my neighborhood during those super early solo runs. I’m mentioning this because neither Tuesday’s nor Thursday’s ride happened…

Saturday; however, I mustered up the motivation to complete my twenty mile ride while my husband was out riding on the partially snow-covered W&OD Trail. He has a bike with fatter tires than mine so he’s better prepared, but even so, I don’t think my fingers would stay warm on my bike in temps under 50°.


Strength Training

I got in three solid weight lifting sessions this week and continued to focus on my core.



I continued this week focusing on yoga poses and stretches that promote healing of the areas causing pressure on the sciatic nerve. I’m choosing moves based on what my physical therapist had me do when I first had problems and things I’m finding on the internet. Who knows, I may be completely off track with what I’m doing, but none of the stretches should be hurting anything.

I’m really looking forward to hopefully getting started on physical therapy after seeing my doctor this Friday and putting this running injury behind me!


Last Week on the Blog

In case you skipped checking in on my blog this past week, here’s what you missed…


Looking ahead to this coming week…


In addition to the workouts I mentioned above, here’s a complete rundown of my workouts from this past week (completed mostly in our home gym)…


  • Questions:
  • If you’ve had physical therapy, did you find it helped?
  • Have you had snow this week? ~ We had snow twice earlier in the week and then it rained much of yesterday. Today is windy and tomorrow it’s supposed to be really, really cold!
  • Did you race this weekend?


And that’s a wrap… Have a great week!


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