My first post injury run

I ran yesterday.

My first run since the first week of October.

First of all, it was a good run.  I ran my 5K route I created while walking for the past few weeks.  The thing I like about this route is that there are no sharp turn arounds or Cul-de-sacs to run around.

The run went well overall – I ran in my Brooks PureFlow’s for the first time.  I like them.  They seem to be the right weight and good support.  I think these might become my go-to shoes.

On to my run.

First I had little twinges of hip pain throughout.  I didn’t try to push myself.  I just ran.  I did take my phone so I could see how I did after I finished.  My achilles/heel spur didn’t act up.  It was a little sore in the beginning, but that went away and I really had no more problems.

I ran my 5K route in 26:53 which is pretty good for an old man who has only run 30 miles in the past couple of months.  I was pleased when I looked at my time.  I wondered if I should have gone slower, but I just ran what felt comfortable and sometimes when I go too slow, I actually end up in more pain.

So all in all it was a good inaugural run… until this morning that is.  I woke up and my hip was hurting.  The good thing is it wasn’t where I got the injection, but I think it is still in my SI joint area.  I stretched before and after, but I did have things to do yesterday after my run, so I may not have stretched enough and I forgot to heat and ice… Stupid. Stupid. Stupid.

Today I am supposed to go to my first PT appt, but I am probably going to have to cancel.  My Lovely Wife woke up with a raging migraine and I will probably need to take her to the doctor this morning which means I’ll need to work late.  Oh well, maybe I’ll be able to reschedule for later in the week.

This roller coaster I am on needs to seriously stop.  I enjoyed my run and that was my goal.  I just need to find my rhythm in running again.  Not overthink it and not push it.  Just run.

I’m sure Ibuprofen will help with my pains and I’ll continue to stretch during the day.  Obviously there will be no running today, even if I felt better.  There just won’t be enough time.

Until next time (whenever that is).


10 thoughts on “My first post injury run

  1. We need a support group for injured runners! Take it easy, get to the root of the problem now before it blows up into something much worse. I’ve been lightly running for over a month, not doing any speed work, two different doctors and several hundred dollars later, and mine is still not fixed. I’m going to miss my target marathon and possibly even it’s backup marathon, so I can honestly say that I know how you feel. It’s tormenting… some days are fine, others are painful. It doesn’t make sense like we like things to do. Injuries suck!! Hope your wife feels better soon and you get into that PT appointment!

    • Thank you!!! I’m sorry about your injury continuing. I hope you make it to your backup marathon. That is so hard to have a race picked and not be able to run it. I was going to run the Shamrock Marathon in March, but I’ve given up on that. Right now, I’d be happy with 5K a day.

  2. Hope your wife feels better soon (migraines…yuck!) and that you get into that PT appt. pronto. Also, read your reply to my comment about the heel spur…I’ve had mine for years, right alongside my plantar fasciitis (gotta love the effects of inflammation), and I just keep on running with it. Once it’s grown, it’s just there for good (but it can really hurt sometimes!) Mine is a perfectly-shaped hook growing off the end of the bone right into the soft tissue…fun!

    • Thanks. At the doctor right now. Even though the heel spur hurts it is a relent to know I won’t be hurting myself by running (other than pain). Ouch. Yours sounds bad. What we do for the love of the sport!!!

  3. Congrats on your first run back! Don’t let today’s pain discourage you. Some pain is to be expected as your body continues to heal and readjust to the pounding that running causes. I had to continue to ice and heat my foot for a good 6 weeks after coming back from the sfx.
    But pay attention to the pain – and go to PT. Tell them what you are feeling. They can tell you whether the pain should be a cause for concern.
    Hoping your Lovely Wife is feeling better!

    • Thank you!!! My Lovely Wife is home and resting. Fortunately I have never had to suffer with migraines, and I hope I never do!!!
      I appreciate the help. That makes me feel better. It is so hard to know what is “normal”. I’ll be sure to ask the PT and to remember to heat and ice my back. One day I hope to return to “normal”, whatever that is!

  4. Great news Tom. Slow and steady wins the race as they say. Hope you keep seeing improvement and that LW is home and fine now!

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