The night after the half and the day after both my hips were hurting. Monday they were better, not great, but better. By tuesday I was finally pain free so I thought running wednesday would be ok.
First run, or attempt at a run, after the half was supposed to be yesterday but due to working til midight the night before, coaching 6AM swim practice, job #1 at 10am, and job #2 at 4, it didn't happen.
So today ended up being the day!! I was looking forward to running again. I have in my head if I can for 13 miles, then I should definitely be able to run 3 miles faster than i have before. It started off with wanting to be an easy run, just 2 miles. I had hoped for a good run but that quickly went out the window.
The first couple tenths I could hardly catch my breathe. I had to stop to walk which normally isn't a big deal but I have a 5k next week and really would like to get a pr. So I was not happy when i had to walk to catch my breathe only a couple minutes in. I can run/walk for 3 hours but not just run/run for 20 min?
I decided to try out one of the bondibands that I bought this past weekend. It would NOT stay on my head. granted it was very windy out so dont know if that was the issue or bc i wasn't wearing it on my head correctly. i'll try it again before i give up on them...
After half a mile, my shins started burning. Then my left hip also started throbbing! I ended up having to walk the last mile and a quarter bc it hurt too much to run. My hip was pretty unbearable. I finally hobbled back to the car. :( Jeremy suggested i take off a little bit longer. I reminded him i have a 5k next friday that has already been paid for. So he suggested a chiropractor which is what i had already been thinking about on my way to the car.
I made my appointment for tomorrow. I'll update after I go and see what he says. I am hoping that will help. I really don't want to have to back out of the 5k next week but I know I can't run it if I have pain like I did today!
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