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).