It’s Aloha Friday~~~~ No work till
Monday Tuesday~! If you haven’t heard of this song yet, it’s right here: It’s Aloha Friday, No work till Monday!
Can’t start our Fridays without listening to that song at least once.
So yesterday, I talked about how I wanted to practice the Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana (yesterday’s post). Once I set my mind on something, I tend to practice or do the exercise throughout the day, not too much, but here and there.
I guess my tendon/ligament didn’t like that too much. So if you’re working on your Utthita Hasta Padangusthasana pose, just be careful!!!
This is what I learned so far:
Iliopsoas Tendinitis or Iliopsoas Syndrome
Iliopsoas Tendinitis Symptoms:
- pain and tenderness (yes, I have them)
- onset of pain is gradual and builds up over extended period of time (I’m not sure about this one. I already had the pain last night but it’s still there today…)
Iliopsoas Syndrome Symptoms:
- pain and tenderness
- pain is associated with this is very sharp and sudden (again, I don’t know if it is such a sudden thing or not. I’m still in pain)
- Stretch and stretch. Flexible and supple muscles and tendons are very important to prevent injury.
- Don’t overdo it!
Sources also say, rest is very important but minor stretching (this may be uncomfortable, but I’d rather do something…) and working out your abs will strengthen your muscles/tendons. I did skip my plank yesterday so I should do that after I do my stretches tonight.
I went to go talk to my coworker/yoga teacher/mentor/counselor and she taught me some stretch moves to help and she told me I made the right decision to not run this morning. I wanted to go for a 5-6 mile run today, but when my alarm went off at 4:30 am and I lifted my legs, I knew not to go immediately. She told me this happens a lot to her runner students because it seems like their hamstrings and these tendons (the iliopsoas area) are tighter than non-runners.
For me, the pain is on both sides. Argh, it hurts but I am hoping that this will go away soon.
I really hope today and tomorrow’s rest days will be enough for me to run on Sunday and Monday!
Cool photo of the rainbow around the sun? I see the colors of the rainbow but it’s so blinding I couldn’t keep looking!