I hope you are all having a stellar Sunday and are enjoying some smiley miles!
After last Sunday's awesome 1/2 marathon my running took a bit of a detour.
I totally surprised myself at the Hypo 1/2. I told everyone that I didn't have high expectations and I really didn't until I was about half way in. At the finish Christine and I talked about how incredibly dumb it was for us both to run at that pace during Boston training. I jokingly said, "I'll pay for that tomorrow!" And I did.
I went for two short runs this week (3mi x 2) and neither felt good. In fact I quit the second run on Wednesday and walked nearly a mile home and Matt picked me up. My right leg was nagging me every time I brought it forward and I had no clue what was going on. Along with the usual post-race soreness a nagging pulling/tugging area of discomfort had appeared in my glute/hip/leg/tailbone area. Yes, that's as specific as I could have been, lol.
It took Julie a few tests to determine the issue, which in fact are really two different problems. My SI joint isn't moving as smoothly as it should be because of tightness and I have a minor strain in my hamstring at the glute/hamstring junction on the right side. Nice. ;) I was relieved when she told me that nothing was torn and I surprisingly took the news that I needed to rest to heal well.
If I didn't have such a solid base behind me and just riding off a PR high, I'd likely be devastated. But to be honest, I'm hopeful since my leg already feels a lot better, not awesome, but better. My physiotherapist is optimistic which makes me that much more so. **(fingers crossed)**
On a brighter note, Marg dropped off these for me!!!
The coffee machine was out of commission in the staff room this week but a coworker saved the day with a lunch time coffee run! (The whole crowd cheered...literally).
It was so cold this week though! On my first run post-1/2 marathon I wore my lulu jacket and it kept me nice and toasty when the "feel like temperature" was -17!
|Girl puts thumbs up little knowing that she'd find out she was injured the next day. ;)|
Lola thought I was taking her photo when I actually took the above one and posed like this, lol.
I worked out very hard at the gym since I couldn't run and now it hurts when I laugh, lol.
Lola and I took an adventure to the car wash because my car was a salt-crusted disaster. The loud wind and wooshing of water sort of freaked her out though, lol.
Pretty sure if this shirt came in a tank version I'd order it.
I also watched an unhealthy amount of reruns of The Office this week. I can't even help it, that show is awesome! LOL.
I have a follow up appointment at physio on Tuesday with a supervised treadmill run. Wish me luck! Thanks for stopping over to the GGR blog and have a wonderful day!
Would you go for a PR if it meant getting injured???
What do you do for fitness when you can't run?
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