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 fine…basically 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.