Run/walk/Boston/Hip/Mercedes post

Well this is the longest pause I’ve taken from my blog since last January.  I guess since the running hasn’t been happening and the holiday weekend was very busy and I only walked once…  I just had little to say.

About running.  I tried yesterday and my hip didn’t cooperate.  I got about 3/4 of a mile in before I had to walk.  As I ran I knew I felt stiff and pushing it wouldn’t be good, especially since it didn’t loosen up as I ran.  I blame myself for this.  I was just too busy to stretch and do the things I needed to do to recover from the 5K I ran a week ago.  I really wasn’t at 100% to run the 5K, but I wouldn’t have done it any different.  It was so much fun to see TJ win and me do well also.  Now I’m still paying for it.  That is fine though.  I am not complaining.  I’m thankful I can do what I can at this point.

It seems the Boston dream drifts further and further away.  I guess that is why I put that in my blog’s title, so that I would keep that as a goal.  I have to keep reminding myself that I have only been running for 20 months and have come a long way.  It is amazing what the human body can do when it is pushed.

Anyway, sorry to ramble.  I have started taking my meds for my hip again and doing my exercises.  Hopefully I’ll be back running my 3 -4 mile route soon.  I really want to run the Mercedes 1/2 marathon in February.  I ran it with TJ and RS last year and it was my favorite race of any I have run.  Lots of fun and finishing at 1:44 was a thrill.  I want to get better soon so that I can make it again this year.

I do know I’ll get better in time.  I learned a lot from my last time out for injury.  I just need to be patient and not push myself and hurt myself more.  That is hard, but easier this time than last.  I guess we learn wisdom with our experiences sometimes!

Today will more than likely be another walk as my hip hurts even as I write this.  Hopefully I’ll be better by the end of the week.

I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving / weekend / life!

Tom

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10 thoughts on “Run/walk/Boston/Hip/Mercedes post

  1. Don’t give up on your dream. It is definitely achievable!! Just remember to give yourself adequate time to heal. I know it is a mental struggle, but you will come out of this much stronger in the end. Keep your focus, completely heal and do what you can in the mean time 🙂

  2. I LOVE how driven you are to BQ. Even more so since you haven’t been running for very long. Don’t ever give up on your goal – I BELIEVE you will hit it! And besides, you have time. Even if not for 2015, there’s 2016. Right now you need to focus on slowly building back your base and getting healthy. That’s what’s most important. Then you can start chasing Boston.

    Keep your head up, Tom! We all go thru setbacks and injuries. It’s par for the course as a runner!

    • We all have to keep our goals alive! Thanks for believing in me. My hip is a bit worse today because of a front moving through. I think the weather really messes with it. Anyway, I am slowly learning patience through my suffering. Thanks for the encouragement!

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