Thursday, March 26, 2015


My apologies for lack of posting. I am suffering with "piriformis syndrome" (a muscle in the butt!!) which means I'm not sitting very much - I'm either standing, laying or doing my exercises :(

I believe it harks back to a 20km hike I did over icy terrain where I fought every step to keep my balance. That made my piriformis muscles flare up which in turn is pressing on my sciatic nerve causing PAIN!! So I'm on a regime of ibuprofin and stretching and strengthening exercises which I don't enjoy doing - BOO!

So...for your viewing pleasure I have included a clip from last year's walking trip. I finally managed to upload a few of my clips to Youtube. I have a couple more but because they are larger than 1gig they won't upload. When I learn how to edit them and divide them into smaller chunks I'll post them as well. 

This will give you an idea of what my days were like!


  1. I heard a magpie!!
    You were going at quite the pace there!
    Jane x

  2. I hope things improve for you soon...

  3. I hope your bummer of a butt gets better son!

  4. Ouch that is a very painful condition, take it easy, lot's of hot packs and ice packs alternate and ibuprofen. And swearing when you get up and down....

  5. Thanks for the walk. It was a great one!

  6. I'm sorry about your butt! Once my sister called and my DH answered. She asked him "How's your butt?" just to be snarky... So that's been a usual way to ask someone how they're doing for us anymore. I'll remember that one for when we email next... :)

  7. well that's just not fun at all. I did a snowy hike today that has my legs aching but nothing like you've got. ouch. can't wait to see your other videos.

  8. livingrichonthecheapMarch 30, 2015 at 12:16 PM

    Sorry about the pain in the butt - hubby suffers from the same thing and it is horrible. Not much to help it either except some time.


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