Hi there!! Long time no blog!
I’m here. I’m recovered and i’m married. Yeah, there’s that.
Last I wrote I did a recap of the Sono Half and mentioned that I was dealing with some pretty bad hip pain.
I went to the chiropractor who diagnosed it as hip flexor issues. Thankfully nothing in the actual joint. He was adamant that I not run. I told him I’d still spin/cycle and while he wasn’t thrilled with that, he seemed OK. I told him that I was signed up for a 5 mile Turkey Trot. He said we’d see.
So from October 15th until November 21st I did zero running. Zero. On November 21st I attempted to run during Orange Theory. It was a tornado workout, so the longest stretch was 4:00. I figured that I should try to run. I ran and it thankfully felt fine.
I returned to the chiro who gave me the OK to run the Turkey Trot at an easy pace, paying attention to how I felt and if I had any pain I was to walk the rest.
The morning of the Trot was chilly, I’d say low 30s at the start. Thankfully full sun though. I started the run paying attention to every little thing in my lower body. Was that knee pain? Hip pain? What was that in my ankle? I let me self calm down a bit and found that while running wasn’t easy, nothing hurt. I planned to walk through the two water stops and told myself to try for 3 miles. At 3 I felt good, so I told myself 4. Then I said 4.25, which happened to be where water was. I walked through the water and then ran the rest.
I didn’t push myself, I just ran and tried to enjoy the race. There are over 3500 people running this one, so a great size. It goes through a neighborhood with a good amount of spectators, dogs, and people enjoying cocktails on their lawns.
I finished with a time of around 10:37 I think. While it’s nothing special, i’m proud of that time, especially after a month of ZERO running. Hooray!
The race did however confirm to me that I have no interest in running anything longer than 6 miles in the foreseeable future. And not that I needed it, but my chiro told me I wasn’t destined for marathons. Ha!
So that’s what’s going on here. What to work towards next? 🙂