Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Running. One, two, three.

After seven loooooong weeks off from running, I was allowed to test my hip last Friday. My doctor had told me to avoid any and all hills for the first few weeks back to running so I knew I needed a super flat area to run. I also knew I was nervous and worried about my first post-injury run. I needed to run someplace where I could stop quickly if I needed to.

So, I turned to my trusty treadmill for my first run.

Not ideal, in many ways, but totally perfect in others.

I walked a half mile. Then, I sped up (a bit) and ran for a minute. Felt fine. I walked for a minute and then promised myself I would run a half mile, no more, no matter how good I felt.

And that is what I did. I ran a joyful, pain-free half mile. Then, I walked another half mile. All was good. Until I hopped off the treadmill and, yeah, my hip felt a little sore. I iced it on and off all night and again the next day and, fortunately, I felt pretty good!

On Sunday, I ran again. This time, I walked a half mile, ran for two miles, and then walked a half mile. Super duper!! I felt like I was really running. Yes, it was a slow run. And, yes, it was a short run. But, no, I did not have pain!

Until a little while later, when I felt the hip again. So, back to icing, back to loading up on the vitamin c.

And then, yesterday. I walked for a quarter mile and then ran . . . until I started to feel pain, when I promptly stopped running. And promptly began to curse my apparently-not-yet-fully-healed muscles.

I am now re-resting. No run today, which was planned, and no run again until I no longer feel this pain. Am I bummed? Sure, a little. But, this is just where I am right now. The most important thing I can do is be patient.

Honestly, though, it does rot a little to go from thinking I'm healing and on my way back, to being forced back into rest mode.

Wah, wah . . .

In other news, my computer konked out on me last week, which accounts a bit for my absense from blogging. Soon enough, though, I hope to be back among the computerized.

Running and computing -- I see both in my future. When exactly, I don't know!

Thanks for stopping by!




Darlene said...

I am glad you are being smart about it. I admire your patience.

Anonymous said...

You will be back in no time!

Melissa said...

Hang in there! You are doing the right thing by giving yourself more time to heal. You want to be a Happy Runner for life. A few more weeks of rest and healing will be worth it in the end. Sending healing thoughts your way!

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