The race was fun!! I took some Advil before hand to help out my hip thing. It seemed to help but I have a feeling that it is going to be a little difficult to walk tomorrow. After sitting for short amounts of time, I get really stiff and it hurts to walk it out. I just wish this would heal up already!!
After the race
MIL before the race
MIL after the race
My next race is this Thanksgiving 1/2 Marathon!!! My goal is to finish. I really would like to finish under 3.5 hours but we shall see!!
I've been recovering from my IT Band injury for a few weeks now and I think that I am getting better! It hurts less and less each day. I purchased a foam roller and it is doing wonders! It hurts SO BAD when I first start using it but the pain lessens each time & each day I get on it! On Saturday, I walked in the "Making Strides Against Breast Cancer" walk which was a 5K. I ran when I could with the jogging stroller and my leg didnt hurt. Afterwards, I was a little gimpy getting out of the car so I went right to my foam roller and did a few sets. Ta - da! No more pain! I have felt great ever since!
Tonight, I am going to try some interval training... 1:1 and see how I feel.
I haven't run again since Tuesday. My hip is just not right. I'm going to reevaluate on this upcoming Tuesday. What really sucks is that I have a race on Saturday. A Mud Run at that... not just a simple 5K along the street. <Insert large sigh here>
I was thinking about my injury this morning. A few months ago, I noticed that if I was standing and rotate around to walk, my hip would pop. I think I looked that up and it was just one of those getting old things. I wonder now if it was the start of whatever this is.
Explanation of whats bothering me.. lets see.. the side and the back of my left hip. It hurts when pressure is applied as I walk. Also, the front outside of my left shin is bothering me too. Its tender to touch and gives a good pull when I point my toes. I've tried rolling it out but nothing seems to be helping that either.