Warning: This may be an over-dramatic blog.
To the left of my text here is an illustration of my train of thoughts since Tuesday morning. You guessed it, I’m injured.
The lame part is that I don’t even really know what caused this mess.
All I know is that my right hip is pissed and I should not be running on it. Boo.
These are the last couple of runs before the pain:
- Thursday: 30 minutes hill workout. Pretty intense.
- Saturday: Crazy Legs Race. Pushed myself, finished 47:03, not crazy fast, but fast for me. The course is pretty challenging with some major hillage.
- Sunday: Was sore-throaty, took it easy with a walk.
- Monday: Recovery run, 3 miles. Ran slow to enjoy the weather. This is where I first noticed the SLIGHT pain, but not enough pain to throw in the towel.
So what in the world? Could it be those dreaded hills? It really doesn’t appear to be over-training with that low mileage last week. I’m sick to my stomach with worry.
My half marathon is some-what near, May 30th. I’ll be pretty bummed if I have to pull out of that. It’s my first half, I know I can do it, but I’ve paid for the damn thing! That’s $60 I’ll never see again!
So have any of you been injured before? What did you do, how did you cope, how long did it take for recovery? Your encouraging/sympathizing thoughts are needed.
Granny Hip Runner.