My ass hurts. You read that right. My ass hurts.
In December I bought a Groupon to try a Cross Fit class. It was 20 bucks for a month of unlimited classes and I thought why not give it a try. The thing is I really enjoyed Cross Fit. However, my body didn't.
It was the squats with weights that brought on injury #2. I woke up in the middle of the night and my glutes were KILLING me. I've never had my ass hurt that bad before (shut up!), but I thought it was just because I worked mine too hard. For about 4 weeks I would have this pain that would go down the center of my butt cheek. Nothing horrible and nothing that kept me from working out. (yes, I am stupid).
On January 4th I went to my cycling class. All was fine with the world. Did the workout and afterwards a few friends and I decided to stay to do a mini Cross Fit routine. The start was to do jumping jacks. I did one jumping jack and about landed on the floor. MY BUTT!!! WHAT DID I DO TO MY BUTT. IT HURT SO BAD.
Come to find out I had pulled a glute/hamstring muscle. It hurt to walk. It hurt to sit. It hurt to sleep. At work, I would walk around like I had a big stick up my butt! Everyone would ask 'what did you do?" Yeah, well, I pulled a butt muscle. Then the incredibly awkward silence would follow or hysterical laughing. Sometimes both.
It is going on week #4 and I still can't do anything -- no running, swimming or biking. I am cranky and envious of anyone that CAN workout. And the real bitch is that my racing plans have gone to shit.
The plan is to do nothing until I have a few days of no pain. Hopefully that will be in the next couple weeks. Then I will be starting for scratch with everything to build up my base and strength. The trick for me is to take it REALLY slow.
Until then, I just need to hang on...