Yesterday was a good run; my first run after my half on Saturday.
I only had one issue. No, not my hip. My legs felt a little tired, but okay.
No, my issue was one I never expected.
My right shoulder.
I woke up with a raging headache on Monday night / Tuesday morning. As I got up to take some Advil, I noticed my shoulder was hurting badly. Not just a pull, but more like a pinched nerve. I took some Advil and went back to sleep, but it was hard getting into a comfortable position. After I woke up I felt fine and actually forgot all about the incident until my run yesterday.
About 3/4 of a mile into my run, I felt the same feeling in my shoulder. My thoughts went directly to the race I ran and wondering if I held my shoulders too tight and did something to myself. As I ran yesterday, I tried to keep my shoulder loose and rotated my arm around to see if I could get any relief. Finally, I decided to run 4 miles rather then 5 and headed home.
After my run I was fine. I played with the dog and all was well. I slept well last night with no problems. I am hoping that it was just a one night thing and that I slept wrong rather then something that will be longer term. Honestly, I thought to myself, “Seriously! I finally ran a great race, didn’t get hurt and had a fun time and now it is my shoulder that is hurt?!”
I really do think I am fine, but it was a big concern yesterday. Oh, and by the way, the run did go well. It was hot and my legs were a little tired, but I finished my 4 miles at an 8:21 pace, which is about average for me lately.
Have an awesome day.