Man, do I ever feel injury prone, and for no good reason either. Every other month there’s something else I need to go to the doctor about that is keeping me from exercising/training. It’s beyond frustrating, all I want to do is get outside and put in some decent km to prep for this half marathon. I feel like people think I’m just making things up and that I’m looking for attention, well ick to that! I hate having attention on me and I may complain about things but I just want to get my average sized ghetto booty to the gym.
Well I’ve booked my Doctors appointment to have my left hip/leg checked out. Sadly I can’t get in until the middle of next week so I am going to have to ditch on my goal of running 36km this week, even though I was on a great pace of making as I hit 21km (a few more but they were walked) Here’s whats been going down:
I went out Monday and ran just over 8km, that’s when the hip pain started. I already blogged about it so I don’t want to go into much boring detail, again. Figured I should call the Doctor but didn’t because as I rested for the remainder of the day my leg was feeling so much better. I decided to take Tuesday and Wednesday off as well and headed out for a run yesterday morning. I was doing very well with a great pace hovering between 5:27-6:03 depending on the terrain when I just started experiencing shooting pain from my hip down into my knee and into my shin. I couldn’t keep going so I started to walk. While I walked I wiped out my phone and dialed the Doctor to see when I could get in (got to love multitasking).
I ended up only running 7km but walked another 3 to get back to my car. So I did get a good workout in, but shit what have I done to my leg?! and how?!?! I stretch after every run, I work out and when I say work out I mean weight training (its way more enjoyable than cardio for me) and I’ve been doing physio, massage and eating healthy… ok the eating healthy has been a bit shaky lately but there’s some other reasons for that and I doubt would be the leading factor to this hip problem, but again I’m only certified in first aid, not a training Doctor.
I have a hockey game tomorrow, yes I know I shouldn’t play because of my hip issue but it’s been a month since I played and we are missing a bunch of players so I’m going to go. But I swear I’ll take myself out of the game if the pain is too much. I’m also going to continue going to the gym and working on my strength training, may as well right?! exercise is a stress relief for me and this hip situation is beyond stressful! anyhow hope everyone has a happy, exercised fill weekend!