I’ve had a rough couple of days. This week, I finally came to grips with the fact that my right leg isn’t getting better. It’s not getting worse, thank goodness, but there’s been little or no improvement over the last few weeks. So I finally contacted my Sports Medicine doctor (who I love, even though I only see her when I’m in pain and who routinely advises me to take a break from running – boooooo.) and the news was not what I was hoping for: she suspects sciatica and her suggested treatment is to stop not only running, but bicycling as well “until the pain is completely resolved.” Ummmm, doc, how long will that be? “Unfortunately, sometimes that can take months.” Months? MONTHS?? Yes, in case you were wondering, this news did make me cry. A lot.
So. A little retail therapy is in order here. I’m heading out today to get myself some cute yoga pants and a nice mat. Maybe a new swimsuit (I can still swim, in fact the doctor said swimming is my “best bet” right now. Ha! She’s never seen me in the pool.) My mad Google skillz have turned up the info that walking, stretching and core work are also fine and can help with sciatic pain. I’m thinking about starting a new sport – gimpathlon. The three sports would be swimming, yoga and weightlifting. Who’s in??