The winner of the reader recipe poll is asparagus quiche! Recipe and review Friday morning!
I’ve been very fortunate as a runner in that I’ve had very few running injuries. I had some foot issues awhile back, which turned out to be a combination of needing new shoes and pain from running on the gutter slope of the street. But other than that, I’ve run relatively pain-free, with minimal issues. I’ve been really blessed.
Saturday’s race I felt awesome – really strong, really energetic. I didn’t have any pain of discomfort and if I would have, I would have definitely walked. In other races I might push through, but since I’m pregnant “pushing through” has been dropped for now. It’s all about doing what’s best for baby!
Saturday after the race my hip started to bother me. It was pretty bad Saturday night and Sunday – I was limping and uncomfortable when I was standing, walking, getting up, or changing positions. When I was sitting it felt a little better. The pain has gotten somewhat better but it’s still there and it still hurts. I did some googling and I think I’ve figured out what the issue is: sacroiliac joint pain.
This is your sacroiliac joint:
Reasons I think this is where my problem is:
- the pain is posterior, in my butt, and higher up. I matched other symptoms, too.
- pregnancy causes your ligaments and joints to loosen (hormone production). Sacroiliac joint pain is actually a really common pregnancy issue as the baby’s weight puts stress on the joint and the extra upper body weight has trouble reconciling with the lower body bone structure.
- the pain is worse when I’m standing and walking, and lessens when I’m laying down or sitting
Right now I’m sitting on a heating pad every once in awhile, which seems to help. I’m also not planning on running until the pain goes completely away. I have a baby doctor appointment on Monday, so if it’s not better by then, I’ll be able to talk to my doctor about it (and will tell her about it regardless). So that’s my hip. It hurts and it’s not fun and I’m really hoping I’ll be able to get back to running because I love it and I feel better when I’m running. But if not, I hope I can get back to just walking normal!
Good news: sacroiliac joint pain doesn’t hurt the baby. Hooray!