Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Monday, May 20, 2013
I have been very good about resting my lame hip for the past 2+ weeks. Very good.
Friday, May 17, 2013
Day 13 of no running. Boo! Hiss!
My hip still feels off. It is still swollen. I've been to the doctor and had x-rays and an MRI. On Tuesday, I go back and, until then, I'm not supposed to run. At that point, I will have been resting for over two weeks.
I keep telling myself that this time off is important. Obviously, since I'm injured, I can't run. But more than that, this time off is giving the un-injured parts of my body a rest as well. It has also been a chance for me to do some more concentrated cross-training. I'm a little limited in what I can do, so I've been focusing on weight workouts that don't stress my hip. Strong upper body, here I come!
I believe -- I have to believe -- that this forced rest is positive. After my hip heals and I return to running, I'll be back feeling stronger and refreshed from the rest. As I think back over the past few years, I see that I've basically been training with little-to-no-rest since two weeks after my son was born, two-and-a-half years ago.
Sure, I've had weeks of reduced running but I haven't truly taken a running break. An injury was bound to happen, I suppose.
So, here I am now. Injured. But looking at it as forced rest. A necessary evil.
It had better yield good results!
Have a good weekend, everyone. Thanks for reading.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Thanks to everyone who entered my giveaway for a copy of Jennifer Graham's book, Honey Do You Need a Ride?
I used random.org to pick the winner from the eligible entries and the winner is . . .
Congratulations, Amy! Send me an email at felicehalf [at] yahoo [dot] com with your address and I'll get your copy of the book right out to you!
Enjoy the day, everyone!