Monday, May 11, 2015

Ready Or Not...

The week of April 26th, I ran four miles three times.  Last week, I ran twice, four miles on May 5 and five on the 7th.  Needless to say, I am still experiencing hip pain.  Whenever I felt good enough to run, I bolted out the door...but then like clockwork, my right hip would start acting up again for days afterwards.  It is not a debilitating pain, but enough to cause me concern that if I push it, I might do some serious damage.  I have an appointment with an orthopedist tomorrow.  Fingers crossed he will tell me it is not a big deal and I will be 100% to run 50 miles per week by June 1st because...

...last Thursday I received an email congratulating me on getting into the St. George Marathon!  I am so excited!!!  Apparently, this is the first year that everyone who applied was accepted.  As much as I wanted to run these past few days, I have refrained.  I am doing my best to be good so I can be great in a couple of weeks.  Having strep throat over the weekend helped.

Here are a couple of non-running related pictures from when I was non-running:

Girls' manicure on Mother's Day


Noodles with my Schnoodles at Ichibantei
in the East Village, the perfect place
 when you're in the mood
for Japanese food and Reggae.

11 comments:

  1. Maria SorrentinoMay 11, 2015 at 11:10 AM

    Good Luck hope the prognosis is good. I am getting better myself able to bike and take pure barre classes now which really have been helping I might stick with the barre classes as it really helps strengthen all my weak spots I remember when I ran track in High School I also danced and I never had any injuries. Three of the instructors are long distance runners and the women who opened the place was a long distance runner too she started taking these classes a few years ago as in her 40's the injuries started piling up and these classes helped with flexibility and strength and let me tell you as someone who is going to be p90x certified soon and who takes Insanity classes to cross train I was in tears with this class I am taking my 5th class tonight and there are muscles in my butt I never knew existed and my hips good god I have never really worked my hip reflexors like this class does. IMO I feel that now that I am older and I am holding the door open to 50 I need to maybe not be so obsessed with getting the miles I need for the races because I was flying through my miles and was up to 35-40 miles a week no problem and then two weeks before the half I pushed too hard and my achilles was like no way. Trust me there is nothing that can replace running but now as I count down to hopefully two more weeks of ASTYM treatment (which sucks BTW)and PT I will re-enter running stronger and will go into it slower and hopefully I have 6 months till St Judes so I hope to get there but I think I will take a step back on the miles and keep these barre classes going a few times a week to help me continue to strengthen my weak areas. Because if there is one thing I learned going on week 4 without being able to run is how much I want to get back out there and I want to be running forever if possible. The scariest words my doctor told me was if you try to run the half and really rupture your Achilles that is already injured you probably won't be able to run again. So best of luck my friend and hope your recover is quick and you are back out there running injury free soon :)

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    1. I have never done a barre class, but my friend has been talking about it for years. I don't think there are any near me. I know she said it lifts your ass and makes it hard and round. I totally need that!

      Your Achilles tendon is nothing to sneeze at. I'm glad you're heeding the doctor's advice. We both will be back in the game sooner than you can say, "Meb Keflezighi!" :)

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  2. Such fun non-running photos! I need to do the same!

    Good luck on your hip. I got good news on my leg...but it still hurts. Guess it is PT time for this runner...

    ;)

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    1. That's great about your leg! It really is so freakin' hard not to run, especially now that it's warm :(

      Yes, more non-running pics!

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  3. If your ortho tells you that you have a compressed disc you can't blame me because mine is supposedly non-contagious. Hope the strep is gone by now. Take all the meds until you're done so you don't get a relapse. You can tell I know a lot about medicalism from my first sentence.

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  4. This is such good news about the marathon! I'm looking forward to see what they say about your hip. Apparently JC has the same issue the last 2 weeks. He says he KNOWS it's nerve pain.

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  5. I'm guessing that it's her sarcastic nerve. I mean sciatic. No, actually sarcastic is right.

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    1. How's the pregnancy going? You must be showing by now.

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