Running had quite literally become a pain in the butt.
Over the last couple of years, TriGuy has brought up his running guy whenever I would
And then I would hobble on my merry way.
TriGuy tried to encourage me when I said how it conflicted with my work schedule, by stating the benefits of getting my run analyzed.
So, when my hip/butt pain became too much in the spring, I finally called. I scheduled the full running analysis, which includes videotaping of walking and running, and an EMG to see which muscles are activated. I was booked for an appointment 2 months away, but I knew it would be worth the wait.
On June 2nd, I got to see the running guru. They call him:
Why, you ask?
There you have it.
We exchanged pleasantries and then got down to business.
FYI, if you want to get a running assessment done, you should know the following:
In order to get an accurate picture of what strange things you're doing with your body, you're required to hang out in nothing but shorts and a sports bra (over-the-shoulder-boulder-holder optional for men).
Once the taping was done, we sat down to watch the video while reviewing my history.
I had to regularly remind myself that I chose to watch myself run.
Yep. I CHOSE to watch myself run.
I continued on with my history.
I CHOSE to watch myself run IN SLOW MOTION ON A VERY LARGE MONITOR.
Bruk took a deep breath before deciding how to answer me.
That was the moment I decided to tell him that I have a blog, and that would be a perfect title for a post about this experience.
But(t), I'll save that visit for the next post.
UPCOMING POSTS: TRAINING, RACING, MY PATH TO GLUTES OF GLORY
* I changed her name to Jen since I haven't asked her if I can blog about her.