(Because everyone loves alliteration, right?)
Really proud of myself for getting up and off to the gym in time for my strength training class today – I was not a happy camper when the alarm went off! But I genuinely love this class and the instructor and I knew I needed it. I told the teacher in advance about my hip but it really didn’t bother me, even when we were working on lower body stuff. So that was good.
Afterwards I hopped on the treadmill, intending to do my requisite 4 miles…but good lord my hip was hurting as soon as I started! So much so that I think I was running dramatically off-kilter for the first few minutes (it must have looked bizarre to anyone behind me). I guess it’s because I was on the treadmill and I had the incline up just a bit, so the angle of movement was different from how it is on the trail. I made a game time decision: just get through 3 miles, and walk if needed. I don’t need to prove to myself that I can do 4 – I know I can do 4 – I need to take it a little easier.
So I ran through 2 (and really aside from my hip I felt great!), walked a bit, ran a bit, and finished up with 3 miles. I think it was the right call – for one thing, I had the internet guy coming between 8-10, so I had to rush home to shower anyway, and for another – I don’t think one mile is going to make a difference in the grand scheme of things!
I came home and stretched a lot (and got my internet fixed, yay!) and now I’m done with exercise until Saturday morning. I’m going to take some Advil in advance of the 16-miler, so hopefully that’ll help keep me at bay until my first real physical therapy appointment on Monday evening.
And with that I am off to DC for a quick overnight, back here tomorrow evening. Will write on Saturday…wish me luck on the long run!!