Running maturity – UGH

Sometimes the hardest run is the one that never happens.

I decided not to run yesterday as my hip is not good at all.  I made it to the Chiropractor and that was helpful.  I’d say my pain went down by half after he adjusted me.  So I went home and decided to walk with a thought in the back of my mind that if I warmed up and felt well after a mile or two that I might go ahead and run a little.

That didn’t happen.

I was still in pain.  Someone at work said that it sounds like my SI joint.  It probably is now that I think about it. About 12 years ago I was in so much pain in that same joint that I couldn’t even walk.  So I guess I’ve aggravated it all over again.

Last night I put heat on it and took Ibuprofen.  That seemed to help.  I must say that today it still hurts, but not nearly as bad.  I just have to do the mature thing and not run until it is better.  Sometimes I hate maturity. 🙂

Tonight TJ and I are going to a meeting at a local running store to prepare for our half marathon in February.  This is the same race we ran last year, but we are interested in preparing with a running group.  We live about 35 minutes away, so it is hard sometimes to get out with people, but it is time to do what we have to in order to be able to run with a group.

That is it for today.  I am hoping to run this afternoon, but it is looking doubtful (that whole maturity thing again).  Either way I’ll write about it tomorrow.

I can’t wait for the weekend.  I hope I can run!

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20 thoughts on “Running maturity – UGH

    • I’m sure you are right. It wouldn’t be that bad if I didn’t just take a couple of weeks off after my marathon. But, better taking some time now then being forced to later. I’ll play it by ear this weekend.

  1. Training in a group! Good for you! That’s what I do-solo during the week, group runs on Saturdays. It keeps you accountable AND pushes you. This will be awesome for you!

    Glad to see your maturity! I’m trying to be mature myself. Quads are still sore and my IT band hates me. So I have resigned myself to the rower for a few days before I even think about an easy run. No sense in getting hurt, right?

    • I know how you feel. I tried to do a recovery run after my marathon and couldn’t even lift my leg to begin a run. It took 5 – 6 days before I could even think of running (of course I didn’t BQ, so you have an even better reason).

      I am looking forward to a running group. I guess early morning runs are back in my future!!!

    • Thank you!!! That is so true. I real bummer. I am really feeling much better today. I think the Chiro, heat and ibuprofen really helped. Hopefully I’ll be back out there soon.

  2. I tend to agree with Joey. Pushing through the pain could prolong your injury or waste the efforts of the chiropractor. The suggestion to work on core strength is a good one. Your chiropractor probably has some exercises they could recommend to strengthen your lower back area and pelvis area to help support your SI. I’ve also had an SI issue before so hope you get over it soon!

    • I admit (don’t tell my Lovely Wife) that while walking yesterday I tried to run slowly a bit and knew it wasn’t going to happen. I pushed through the pain on Tuesday and have been out since. I will try not to push it, but… the hard part is the fact I’ve taken 4 weeks off since the week of my marathon and I just want to get back.
      Thanks Bernie. I will do my best to listen to you and Joey (stupid maturity!)!!

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