In July 2011, I weighed 278 lbs. On Mar 12, 2013 I made the decision to qualify for the Boston Marathon. This was my journey. Now I'm a recovering alcoholic, this is my new journey. I'm still running a marathon, just a different type.
Still no running. Yesterday was not a good SI day as it was raining and my hip was not well. It was hard to walk my 3 miles, so I took it slow and just tried to enjoy the rain. At least I was able to do that much. At this point I am thankful for what I can do. I keep reminding myself that this setback was due to running the Magic City 5K a week ago Sunday. It was awesome, so I can’t complain. To be honest, it was worth the pain.
I got a surprise this morning in my email. I got accepted to purchase Google Glass.
My chance at Google Glass
It is on a very limited distribution and won’t be out to the general public for a while. For a geek like me this is AMAZING. For those of you who aren’t geeks, it is essentially your phone apps projected in front of you via the glasses. Could you imagine as a runner having your pace projected right in front of your eyes! So cool!
The bad news is that they cost $1,500. My heart broke. I have a week to accept the offer, but I think that right now with Christmas so close that I won’t be able to afford one. Oh well, I guess my Pebble watch will do for now. Maybe I can save some money for when it is out for general distribution.
Got to sleep in today and got up and spent some time with the dog.
The Dog may go walking with me today.
I’m about to go on my walk. My hip still hurts a little. I think I could run on it, but I am taking advice I received on this blog and taking some time off to let it heal. The dog doesn’t walk well on a leash, but I may just take her with me for company.
Sometimes the hardest run is the one that never happens.
I decided not to run yesterday as my hip is not good at all. I made it to the Chiropractor and that was helpful. I’d say my pain went down by half after he adjusted me. So I went home and decided to walk with a thought in the back of my mind that if I warmed up and felt well after a mile or two that I might go ahead and run a little.
That didn’t happen.
I was still in pain. Someone at work said that it sounds like my SI joint. It probably is now that I think about it. About 12 years ago I was in so much pain in that same joint that I couldn’t even walk. So I guess I’ve aggravated it all over again.
Last night I put heat on it and took Ibuprofen. That seemed to help. I must say that today it still hurts, but not nearly as bad. I just have to do the mature thing and not run until it is better. Sometimes I hate maturity. 🙂
Tonight TJ and I are going to a meeting at a local running store to prepare for our half marathon in February. This is the same race we ran last year, but we are interested in preparing with a running group. We live about 35 minutes away, so it is hard sometimes to get out with people, but it is time to do what we have to in order to be able to run with a group.
That is it for today. I am hoping to run this afternoon, but it is looking doubtful (that whole maturity thing again). Either way I’ll write about it tomorrow.