Saying I am pain-free isn't completely true. When I am running, I feel great. I don't even think about my hamstring or calf - at all. When I get up in the morning, my legs feel springy and fresh. I feel awesome walking around. When I sit for any more than 30 minutes is when I start to feel the ache. It's not really pain. It's a nagging discomfort in my upper hamstring. The longer I sit, the worse it gets and the pressure starts to creep into my glutes, then down the back of my legs. The only way to relieve the pressure is to sit on a tennis ball or on a really soft surface OR as I have found to be most effective - just not sitting at all.
In mid-May, I designed my own stand-up desk. I love it. I spend about 80% of my day standing now. I feel like my posture is better, my core is stronger, and my legs don't get that heavy swollen feeling at the end of the day like they used to.
|I should design work spaces for a living!|
I have some people that have voiced concerns that maybe something else is going on. Maybe a pinched nerve or bulging disk but I am not concerned to be honest. Our bodies were not made to sit still for 10 hours a day. I will continue to do things that allow me to live discomfort and pain-free. If that means I have to stand for 8 hours at a desk - bring it on!