I decided after my last half marathon to take 2 full weeks off from running. My goal in taking this much time off was to see if my Piriformis would stop hurting completely. Interestingly the dull ache continued and seemed to get worse with time. I tried to stretch it out but the ache was chronic. Funny thing is since I'm back to running this week the ache has decreased substantially, this makes me laugh.
Running has been such joy again! Not feeling the crunch of a pending race has taken the pressure completely off and I am just enjoying the love of running. I have had a really good week being consistent at my additional goals of stretching and strengthen. In addition to running I have done some form of weights, stretching, rolling and ab work at least 4 times.
Life continues to have some challenges but I have been strengthened by the love and support of a few dear friends who I have opened up to. Their friendship is one of the greatest blessing in my life and as I thought they have rallied around me wrapping me with arms of love and care. I am overwhelmed with Gods grace expressed through them toward me.
Since this is fitness Friday thought I would post this chart of ab exercises I found to be helpful: