On Tuesday I went to see Dr. Sethi at MetroCrest Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine. After a thorough examination with a scheduled follow up, she sent me packing with a scrip for Lyrica (the drug used to treat fibromialgia). There was an immediate change in my sciatic nerve pain. For the most part it went away!
So I had a wonderful week of training this week. Tracy and I did 3 miles on Thursday night and then on Saturday morning (drumroll please) I for the first time jog/walked 5 miles. My time was pretty good for a beginner, 15.5 minute miles.
On the drive home I called Tracy and celebrated the accomplishment. I was so proud and happy with myself. Friday night I will admit to feeling mild anxiety about completing 5 miles. I had been struggling with training and worried about not being able to push myself to move faster because my leg would go numb after about 10 minutes. Now, I feel like I can push to improve weekly and keep up with the training schedule.
So that is the weekly recap... Saturday night once I settled down and joined a dear friend for her birthday celebration at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar I COULD NOT MOVE without groaning, lol. Now I know what normal running aches feel like.
All is well and I am grateful,