Yoga, running, fitness and life
...something called Bertolotti's syndrome. That's what the MRI scans say. That, and some deterioration between L5/S1 (I already knew this) as well as mild bursitis in the right hip. I have to wonder if the bursitis is a result of what's coming out of the back these days? Overall, I don't get too many complaints from the right hip.
Bertolotti's syndrome however, is defined as: "... an uncommon cause of low back pain, particularly focused along the waistline slightly off to the side, that is often confused with sacroiliitis. Bertolotti syndrome is a diagnosis given to someone with symptomatic pain due to a transitional vertebra which is inflamed." www.spinemd.com
This explains why I feel the pain at my right SI joint. Yeah. My next step is to see a spine specialist for further evaluation. In the meantime, my orthopedic doc told me I can continue with the marathon training (yay!) as long as I'm not having pain while running. Interestingly, I develop pain from doing housework (that's actually NOT a joke!). So I have to figure out how to coax my hubby into vacuuming and cleaning out the litterboxes!
In running news... Sunday was an active rest day. Hubby and I went biking into Manhattan and took a spin through REI where we kitted out our bikes for more everyday use and I got new cycling shoes! :)
Monday I ran an easy-paced 7 miles at 11:48 pace. Nice and easy.
Tuesday I only ran 2 recovery miles at 11:45 pace, then went swimming for 30 minutes. I also saw my PT (sports therapy).
This morning I biked to the gym for my LT run (no way was I doing that outside when there were heat warnings!) that included: 2x 1 mi @ 9:45 w/2 min recovery and 3x 200m @ 1:04 pace w/200m recoveries. I continued at a ridiculous 11:50 pace to round out an even 6 miles of running.
Tomorrow is another crazy-busy day, but I'll squeeze in an easy 5 miles with at least 30 minutes of core work, OR I'll get to Pilates after my lunchtime class.