Sometimes I am so stupid.
I know I have issues with my hip. Fortunately I’ve been to the doctor and there isn’t anything physically wrong with it.
It began hurting about half way through last week. I had already run about 6 days straight and was going to end up running 9 days, including a trail run.
Yesterday my run (after my day off) was not good. I thought I was going to run hills or a tempo run. I got outside and began a slow jog. After a quarter mile I had horrible pain in my left ankle. It was so bad I had to immediately stop and limp slowly. After about 5 steps it got better and I was able to run again – what was that?
I felt good the first mile and then my hip started hurting. By the middle of the second mile I was in quite a lot of pain. It was similar to mile 20 of my marathon.
I ran through the pain, which usually works and it lessens. I couldn’t get it to lesson yesterday. Even so, my 4 mile run was completed 9:20 pace.
I went home, got my Gatorade and throw the stick with the dog. I was licking my wounds when I read a post from one of my favorite bloggers RunningToHerDreams. It really put me in my place. Go here to read it: http://runningtoherdreams.com/2013/10/08/tootsie-tueday-3.
So I got on the phone and made an appointment with my Chiropractor. I haven’t gone to him lately because by the time I go after work it can be after 4:00 before I get to my run. That isn’t easy after getting up at 3:30 in the morning.
I guess I have no choice in this. I will do what I have to. I need to be able to run without pain and just enjoy running again. I figured after several weeks off I would be better, but I am worse. So I am getting help and pushing through. Believe me when I say that no one wants to live with me if I can’t run. 🙂
Onto good news. Below is a picture of my Nike app yesterday. I finally crossed the 2,000 mile mark. It has only been 19 months, so I am pretty happy. I need these milestones to keep me going through the rough times.