Here's what's going on with me.
Friday, September 04, 2009
OK, I know I have been a slacker about blogging and post a status update that I'm hurt and then leave ya'll hangin. But I have been so busy with my new Job that I haven't had time to blog.
So, here's the deal - it's more of the same old stuff. Hip hurts deep on the inside. As soon as my long runs get over 15 it starts. I notice it because once it happens, I absolutely cannot run faster than a 12:00 mile (which, I know, is fast for some but slow for others). I went to my PT and had it pulled back out - yep, the femur was jammed back up in there.
So, I decided to take a different approach, since my race is 6 weeks out. I made a doctor's appointment for Tuesday. Hopefully that will help with a diagnosis. Whatever he tells me to do I will do. If he says I can't run for a year, I won't run for a year (I will boo hoo about it and move on). If he says I need an operation, I will schedule it. If he says that I should just take some time off, I will. But I will do whatever necessary to get rid of this problem. Which, I'm sure will involve lots of strengthening the muscles that hold my legs in the correct position so that the right one will not go back up where it doesn't belong.
As for my running, it has been a bitter pill to swallow, since I am almost 2 and 1/2 minutes per mile slower than I was one year ago. It is depressing, and I have gained about 10 pounds this summer because once I'm done with my run, I can't bear to do much else because of the pain. My leg doesn't bug me much if I run slow, but everything I do afterward is painful. But I really doubt that my hip problem will kill me and I should be happy to be alive.
I will blog again in a couple days after I see the doc, and let everyone know what happens, and I will adjust my fitness plan accordingly and try to lose some of this weight.