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!