Friday, June 3, 2011
Time to Run?
Well after over two months of on-again, off-again pain in my hip I realized I should probably have simply listened to the doctor at the start and just sacrificed 6 weeks of running rather than completely blowing over 2 months of time and risking continued pain into my next training program. Unfortunately, I was not in a mental state at the time to just stop and rest. So I will credit the doctor with being right all along, I was wrong to keep running, I know that now. A crystal ball would have come in handy. I’m finally feeling about as good as ever, though a few more pounds heavier lately and my overall fitness has declined. But I still detect the tiniest twinge in my hip every once in a while telling me that *something* is still there, whether it is not quite 100% or my brain has burned in a permanent reminder to help prevent me from making the same mistake – ha, good luck – I don’t really know which it is. :) But I’ve been learning a pretty good life lesson (running is filled with those) here, and I know I can’t push too many hard runs in a row – I’ve read that and lived it. I also once again appreciate being injury free and able to run without pain. Praying that I don’t have to go through that again, but I know I will have to watch it for a while. I did the Soldier Field 10 Mile run last weekend, but I didn’t race too hard until about the last mile or so. Mostly I was just there to have a fun time and enjoy the day. Had a blast. Tomorrow I will go out for an easy 8 mile run and take it slow. I hope you all have a great weekend and enjoy the warming weather.