Thursday, August 12, 2010

Help! Intense pain coming soon...

It's not Cobra pose but I do have one leg - that works.  I posted earlier about my temporary insanity - sliding to the splits, no hands and no warm up after an 8 mile run.  (At least I didn't have a lamp shade on my head).  I heard a pop in my hamstring and haven't been right since.  I walked slowly with a limp well enough later that day and the next.  I've been to Yoga hot and not 3 times since and have walked several times 3 to 4 miles each.  I am functional. 

I WANT TO CRY WHEN I DRIVE.  My darn one leg hurts like a mofo, a bee-atch, and any other non-cursing supurlatives you want to fill-in. 

I have to drive 3 hours with my 3 kids to the beach later this morning.  Does anyone have any hints on making the drive more comfortable.  I'm going to prop til I drop.  Wiggle, wrap ice, take Alleve,  pray and focus on the road.  If you had any ideas on ways to make this more comfortable, I'd really appreciated it.

Oh, and it's my driving leg.  Son of a split!

4 comments:

ShutUpandRun said...

I wish I had advice. It if were me, I try to put some ice packs under the ham while I drove. Then start doing shots right when you get to the beach.

Jon Gilchrist said...

shots are DEF a good idea!!

amy said...

oh my deary, hope you made it without screaming, and I don't mean at the kids. stretch, ice, rest, stretch, ice, rest....you get the picture. oh, and NO MORE SPLITS. at least till you heal :) start heat after 48 hrs.

Candice @ I Have Run said...

I hope you survived your drive and are on the mend soon!

By the way, I always love reading your yoga adventures (good and bad) and do so with a little envy. I hope someday to resume teaching yoga. Until then ... I'll continue to enjoy your yoga life =)