Well, I don’t think you knew I was out of the game, but it’s time for a little confession: running with Caity last weekend was the first time I ran since my last half marathon.
Don’t get me wrong, I’ve run a little bit during basketball, tennis, and volleyball, but I hadn’t run run since the mini. The reason for the break? I’ve been having this weird pain in my left hip flexor area.
We did a run/walk, or shall we say a wog, for 3.5 miles. We finished in a respectable 46ish minutes. This was one of Caity’s longest wogs and I was so proud of her!
This run really rejuvenated me and I was amazed with all the emotions I was feeling about missing running! I’ll be honest though, I did still feel the pain. It’s at it worst when I initially start the run and when I sprint.
After talking to two trainers and one trainer in training, we all think it’s something muscular (and not a stress fracture of the pelvic bone which I was being paranoid about) and that with some strength training, stretching and light running, I should be back to run running in no time! Okay, maybe not no time, but soon enough! Good thing I’m not scheduled for my next race since I have no idea where we’ll be leaving in the next few months, so I have plenty of time to get this little pain under control properly.
Since this run with Caity, I’ve run two two-mile runs. No improvement yet, but it’s only been a week! I’m gonna keep doing my thing and I’ll let you know what happens! To end, hope you enjoy our goofiness…
I had a great great time with Caity and am so blessed to have a best friend like her! Catching up on our adventures? We biked all around town, we baked and enjoyed gluten-free goodies, and had a chill bbq.
Have you ever had a little set back with running? How did you face it/overcome it?