My hip/SI joint has been problematic since … well years, but the most recent flair-up is due to it popping out right before the 17.75. It has been very angry and inflamed since then. Last week it had settled down by mid-week so I keep a date for a group run of 6 miles on a very technical and hilly trail. That sounds like a good choice, right? </sarcasm>
I love, love, love that trail! It is super tough but so pretty and peaceful and I just couldn’t say no to it even though I was thinking that maaaybe it wasn’t such a hot idea. The run went great without too much pain. Our group then did a lot of prolonged stretching in the parking lot immediately following the finish – you knew we were all in pain because we were sitting right in the gross lot instead of moving to the nice grass. I iced, Adviled, and rested and had total rest on Sunday. Monday was tolerable so I ran 1.5 miles to my personal training session (where I limited my movements) and then ran 2 miles back home. Everything was totally locked up with severe muscle spasms within the hour. Sadly, I’m still in pain so I decided to finally do the right thing and call off my 10 mile trail race on Sunday.
This is so annoying because I finally have my plantar fasciitis resolved and now this! Bah! I’m trying to take the long view and focus on improving my bike/swim for the May 11 triathlon. I just hope my body gets this all out of its system soon because marathon training will be here before I know it!
Anyone else currently benched or limping along? Feel free to commiserate in the comments!