Thought I'd stick this on a post as a few of you have been asking (thanks for that, I appreciate it 👍)
It was at the end of my week 8 Run 1 last Friday where things went wrong .
I decided to pick up the pace on the last 60 seconds up hill .
When I stopped I had a pain in the very top of my left leg ( literally a pain in the backside ) and some lower back aches and twinges .
I limped home for my 5 minute warm down walk .
I had a couple of ibuprofen and thought ok, day of rest and I'll be good to go again on Sunday .
During Saturday it became obvious that I would need more rest ☹️
After some research and suggestions on here , I came across some information on piriformis syndrome, and that appeared to fit my symptoms apart from the lower back pains .
I had a telephone assessment with my doctor yesterday who doesn't think it is sciatica ! But could be piriformis.
I am doing some stretches to help piriformis and i have an appointment with an Osteopath next Thursday , problem is that will be almost 2 weeks off running.
And even then , don't know if I will be able to resume at that point .
So, all in all , pretty fed up with the situation .
It's good however to come and see how you are all progressing even though I can't join in just yet .
But , I will be back !
But I have to be sensible about it .
Take care everyone and keep running 😁🏃