Friday, June 7, 2013

A Pleasant Surprise



This morning, I went out on my run.  I started off a little tentatively, but soon I was running in stride at a 10:06 min/mile pace.  NICE!!!  My hip felt just finebasically normal, in fact.  I also added those 2 new stretches to my after run routine.  I’m not going to do the foam roller on my hip until I’m sure the bursa is no longer inflamed.  I don’t want to aggravate it but squishing it.  But, I am icing it.  20 minutes on, 20 minutes off and then 20 minutes on again.  I know this will help keep the inflammation down.  I’m hoping that icing after every run like this will keep my bursa from getting inflamed again.

I’m not gonna lie, I was a little scare to go and run this morning.  I was soooo afraid that my hip was going to start hurting extremely bad and I was going to limp home in shame.  I was afraid that I was going to overdo it by going ahead and running today.  I am so happy that I not only proved my fears dead wrong, but that I had the best non-race run in MONTHS!  I probably haven’t run this fast and actually holding basically the same pace (only a difference of about 15 seconds in either way above my final average pace of 10:16) for 6 miles since I first got my Garmin (read about that here) back in March.  

I felt absolutely great on my run this morning.  When I saw my pace start to drop a little in the last ¾ of a mile of my run, I just kept telling myself something to the tune of “I’ve been going at this pace for 50-some minutes, I can keep it up for another 5-6-7 minutes.”  And you know what?  I did it.  And I’m so happy with my run today.

So, suffice it to say, I am looking forward to my 10.5 mile run this coming Sunday.  I’m sure I will do just fine and that my hip will continue to do as good as it did today.

2 comments:

  1. Excellent job. I have a foam roller if you need one.

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    1. Thank you! I actually have a foam roller, I bought it back when my running "career" started last October because I was seeing a doctor to get my shin splints fixed and his physical therapist assistant prescribed daily foam rolling of my entire legs.

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