Getting Stronger! non-running days!

It’s Aloha Friday again (painful Friday)

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)
  1. Stretch and stretch.  Flexible and supple muscles and tendons are very important to prevent injury.
  2. 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! 

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