Thursday, November 30, 2006

Marathons are a pain in the ass

From the Too Much Information Department...

I have an odd injury left over from the marathon: my butt hurts. I don't know what I did or how it happened, but my left butt cheek has some kind of tight knot in it or something. It's like a tense muscle, and I'm not about to go searching the net for "butt stretching exercises". Maybe I just need a good massage?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

did the soreness happen after your blackout?


2:54 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

Definitely get the massage. You probably overstrained that muscle and it won't relax until your get it worked out. Good luck.


3:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I bet it's your piriformis muscle -it's a common injury for runners. I've been nursing mine off and on since my first marathon 10 years ago. Definitely get a deep tissue massage and they'll stick their elbow in the sore place. Also do some stretches. Two good ones are the pretzel and the pigeon. if I can find diagrams i'll send them to you. otherwise call me at work and i'll go over it with you. Suggestion for massage - try massage envy over on Brand. Your first time is only $39. If you aren't weirded out by a having a guy near your nether regions, ask for Eddie. He's the best. But just be sure you ask for deep tissue. Otherwise they'll just kind of pet you. For immediate relief, lie on the floor with a golf ball or tennis ball under that spot - it's a self-massage (mind out of the gutter, tim!).

BTW, which race did you sign up for?!!


8:47 PM  

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