The one bright spot of my working weekend was Saturday when I had the opportunity to help excavate a test pit in a nearby village. The weather was gorgeous and the location was so quintessentially English it took our breath away. Basically it was a perfect day to dig a great big gaping hole in someone’s perfectly manicured back garden. Can’t ask for more than that really.
However karmic balance needs to be maintained in the world, so Sunday was total crap. Not only was I stuck inside during another rare good weather day but my activities from the previous day had left me with a massive pain down my lower left side, specifically in my left buttock and hamstring. I have absolutely no idea what exactly I did to myself but whatever it was it wasn’t good. My hamstring is so tight it feels like it’s going to snap and my ass just plain hurts—sitting, standing, whatever.
The pain is still with me today though it has lessened some. Since I was out of commission running-wise for the entire weekend, I took several walks and tried to stretch the affected area instead. Today was supposed to be Baby Tempo run #3, but that didn’t happen. I did get out for a three-miler, but it had to be super slow as my hamstring was not too happy.
If you all have any advice for healing a tight hamstring and a quite angry butt (probably piriformis) muscle, I’d love to hear it. Oh, and Glaven, please try to control yourself with the ass jokes in your comment(s). I know I’m asking a lot, but I think you can manage it.
Hope you all had a great holiday weekend. Catch up with you when I can.