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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.
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    Good luck at the Dr's! I hope the news is good!
    4059 days ago
    Oh Wow - that sucks! Yes, definitely let us know what the doctor says and I hope it just a matter of strengthening the muscles around the hip. Hang in there and you're in my thoughts!
    4061 days ago
    Ugh, Molly! I'm so sorry to hear that you are having so much trouble with your hip. I agree that you have a great attitude about the whole thing. It is very wise to take the time and get your body healed. It's better to take time off now if need be and be able to run healthy for a long time in the future. Take care of yourself and please keep us updated how your appointment goes.
    4063 days ago
    You can get through this. We can hope that things go well at your appointment, and the doctor can determine exactly what you need to be able to run free of that pain again.
    4063 days ago
    Molly, I hope you feel better soon. I know how difficult it is to make any kind of forward progress when you're hurt. Everything feels like a struggle.

    I'm optimistic that your doctor will get to the bottom of this and get you back on the road to recovery. I look forward to hearing what the verdict is.

    Have a great weekend, Molly.
    4063 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear about your problems, and I hope you the best at your Dr.'s appointment.
    4063 days ago
    I'm so sorry to hear that your hip is still so bad but your attitude about it seems ideal. You've got to do what you've got to do. I hope your doctor deals with athletes regularly - I've found there is a HUGE difference when your doctor truly understands the importance of running in your life and just how much effort you're willing to put in to get yourself back on track. Good luck with your appointment and please let us know as soon as you've got a plan of action!!
    4063 days ago
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