January 26th- February 1st, 2015
Week Fours training miles add up to 36. This week will be another combination of walking and jogging because my hip is feeling a little better, but it is not back to the point that I completely trust it to not flair up again. I am getting a massage on Tuesday and have another PT appointment on Wednesday which I have high hopes to provide me with some relief to be able to run again.
Monday– Taught two yoga classes today. Had to be very careful as I moved into and through certain poses because any of the poses that required flexion at the waist still bother my iliopsoas which is super tight and aggravated these days. I also walked around a lot today. No time or courage to go for a run due to my hip, but according to my Fitbit I still put in a decent amount of walking miles- a little over 7 miles.
Tuesday- Got to the gym early to do a mile warm up jog before I taught yoga. Last week I could bearly do any of the poses because my hip and entire left side was so tight from teaching right after I woke up. So I figured I would get it warmed up a bit today first. That did seem to help a bit. So maybe I will need to start getting a mile warm up in Tuesday mornings before teaching. I also walked a lot more today than yesterday even. My total mileage today added up to 10 miles of walking/a little running. I also had my massage today! It was sooo painful but WOW!! I feel better already!! I think that is exactly what I needed to break up all the knots and tightness in my leg and hip. I am feeling a lot more confident that I can go running in the next day or tow!! Finally! 🙂 Here’s to hoping I am on the mend!!
Wednesday- I was able to run 4 miles today! I took it chill and just enjoyed being out for a nice run. My hips (both are now a little achy) were a little uncomfortable, but nothing like the pain I was dealing with a week ago! So I am feeling a little more confident again. I also saw the physical therapist again. I am seeing Dr. Paul Rossman whose office is located above the bank on the corner of Oakland and Capital. I really like him. He is great. He did some more ultrasound on both my hips and worked on a couple of the tight spots again.
Thursday- Today I went running with my training partner Sam and we went for 4 miles outside. Then I finished the last mile on the treadmill. I really wanted to get 5 in and see how it felt compared to the 4 I did yesterday. And since I was feeling more pain free than I had in days I figured why not give it a try? Today is my birthday and my plan before this hip pain was to do a super long run today to celebrate. Well, my plans have pretty much gone out the window over the past several weeks, so a 5 mile run will have to do. I felt pretty good. No big set backs after running 5. Maybe over the next couple days I can start increasing mileage again! 🙂
Friday– I taught a spin class downtown where I teach this morning. I spent most of the class on the bike just keeping my legs going. Nothing high resistance like the rest of the class. I like to be able to teach and talk without being out of breath so I rarely push the past or resistance as I teach. Later in the afternoon I was able to get in a 7 miler which I am pretty excited about! I took it easy pace wise and I only had a little hip tightness and discomfort. I am so happy that I seem to be on the mend and can hopefully resume normal training very soon!!
Saturday- Today I was able to go on a longer run! finally! Hans who is a member at Anytime and I met through running club and I went 10. We kept it right under 8 minute miles which was super comfortable for both of us. I had a little pain in my hip, but very dull (compared to the very significant and more sharp pain I was having a couple weeks ago when we went 7!) It was a great run on a beautiful sunny Saturday morning. I enjoyed getting to know a new running friend a lot better and the great conversation which made the run go super fast!! 🙂 Thanks for the company Hans!!
Sunday- No running today! But did manage to venture out in the snow and get a lift in! 🙂 Excited that I am feeling good after the longer run yesterday! Woo!! See you next week! 🙂
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