So after our extremely successful 5K on Sunday, I had a bit of a scare.
My hip was doing fine and my SI joint was a little sore as expected after running as hard as I did.
In the afternoon during the football game I went outside to give to dog some exercise. I really didn’t run, but trotted along to get him going. After a couple of steps my left leg collapsed beneath me. Literally I fell to the ground as if my leg wasn’t there. Hmm… that can’t be a good sign.
Since then my leg has improved greatly. I used the heating pad all day Monday and took anti-inflamitories. I also rested and haven’t run or walked (for exersise) since Sunday’s race. Yesterday I almost couldn’t drive to work because I use a stick shift and pushing in the clutch was painful. Also at work as I got up from sitting, I would be in a lot of pain for about 15 seconds and then it went away slowly.
Today I feel about 80% better. No problem using the clutch and getting up doesn’t hurt. So, I think for the most part running that race didn’t set me back too much which is good. I am still doing my stretches and using anti-inflamatoires to keep things settled down.
Don’t worry. I am not running. I will not run today and I’ll see how I do over the holiday weekend.
One thing I learned from my last 6 week pause from running because of my hip is… Doing too much too soon, is not a good idea.
To be brutally honest, as I was in the middle of my 5K, I thought to myself… I am running this race to the best of my ability. I am not going to be stupid, but as long as my body cooperates, I will finish the race and run as hard as I can!!!
Once I get back to normal, I will begin building a base for our half in February.
It is cold in the South today (37 as a high) and very windy. Today might be a good day to take off and rest… I’m glad it isn’t 70 and sunny!