Sunday, October 30, 2011

Evergreen Pumpkin Run

Before the race

My 5K time: 40:31
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!!

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Week Who's counting?

Its like seventy something days until the Disney half marathon and I am no where near ready. I have a 5K on Sunday. It will be a good test. I plan on walk/running it with my MIL.

The Thanksgiving half is coming up next month. THAT will be my real test. I hope I finish under 3:30 hours.. that's my goal.

Tonight I did 1:1 - almost 2.5 miles in around 28 mins. My hip flexor is still bothering me. I hope that I wont need a wheel chair when we head to Disney!!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Week ? : Stalled

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.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Week 5: Over & Injured

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.

I'm pretty depressed about all this.