I ran yesterday.
Normally I wouldn’t write such a crazy first sentence to open my post on my running blog, but I haven’t been able to run much lately. Between back problems, hip problems, and lots to do, I just haven’t kept up with the running.
That’s the bad news – On to the good news.
My back and hip are doing awesome. I wrote Tuesday about the new seat cushion that I purchased out of desperation at Target. I figured I’d take it back if it didn’t help. Monday I had almost no pain. Tuesday was about the same.
Yesterday was the real test… My run!
Actually, I wasn’t worried about the run itself. It was the “after the run” pain that I feared. My back and hip rarely give me problems during my runs. I don’t know why. I guess it would be better if they did since that would give me a warning to stop. But nooooo, I feel good during my run and then about 60 minutes after the pain sets in. I try heating, icing, stretching, and just about everything to stop the pain, but it just keeps coming back.
Okay, “back” to my run yesterday. I ran 4 miles at just over an 8:30 pace. I was happy with that, but worried. HOWEVER, I am here to tell you that afterwards I had very little pain and today I have none. In fact I felt so good this morning that I didn’t even remember to take the anti-inflammatory that my doctor had given me. Yes, I am exciting about this. I think my issues have all been due to posture and the way I sit. This new seat holds my body up and level so that there isn’t pressure on my hip or back. I also use it in my car. I have a stick shift and usually by the time I get to work or home I am in such pain that I can barely walk. Not now. I have almost no pain from the car.
I need to give it some more time before I claim victory over the pain, but even 2 or 3 days is just amazing to me.
Finally, with so little running my weight should be back up, but it stayed steady at 184. In fact today I was in the 183 range – once again I give credit to apple cider vinegar (ACV). I have NEVER been able to keep my weight steady, especially without running. I’ve only been able to run 3 times in June (including yesterday) and my weight has not gotten beyond 185. That is amazing to me.
I hope things keep going in this direction. It would be nice to run and not be in pain and to keep losing weight. I need to get down to about 165 to be at my correct weight and haven’t been there in 30 years, so here is hoping that I can keep this going.
Enjoy your day and if I don’t post again this week, have a great weekend.