I ran yesterday. The first non-stop run since my SI joint acted up last Tuesday.
All in all I’d say it was a good run. I didn’t push myself as I didn’t want to get hurt again. At this point, I’d rather run slow then not run at all. I think my family agrees as I seem to be addicted to endorphins. When I can’t run, I get just a bit grumpy. I’ve never been one to get a runner’s high, at least not that I’ve noticed. I can notice though, that if I don’t run I just seem more moody and angry at the world. Fortunately I am a pretty laid back person, so I can hold in most of my frustration. It is amazing though how I miss that ability to get my frustrations out while on a run. I guess I get a runner’s mood boost rather than a runner’s high. Either way, it really helps.
So my running yesterday was a good thing for everyone. I ran in my old Saucony Mirage shoes. I am trying to get away from my Fastwitch shoes because I think they might be some of the reason for my injuries. I am a heavy runner and they are basically a racing flat. The Mirage are much more built up and steady. The Mirage I ran in yesterday also only have about 100 miles on them, so they have plenty of time left on them. I will be going to my Brooks PureFlow 2 after I get over my SI joint issue. I don’t want to introduce another variable into my running until I know I am well.
Back to my run. I got in 3 miles at about a 9:30 pace. My hip felt a little strange. It didn’t hurt, but it did feel like it wanted to turn inward as I ran.
Today I am going to walk a mile before my run. I hope that will loosen me up more and remove any stiffness.
I guess running has become a way of life. I never thought I’d become so dependent on it, but I’m glad I am!