Marathon training starts next week, Tuesday to be exact… I have been running consistently over the last couple months and gradually building up my base mileage, speed, and endurance.
Everything was going great –
Loving each run.
I stopped making excuses.
I ran alone and in groups.
I ran trails, roads, out and backs, loops, & over lunch.
… and then, all of a sudden, my hips starting hurting! Was it from the week of changing everything at one time??? Increasing my mileage in the same week I started kickball, raced, and did a million lunges + bouldering?!?! Probably. After being so careful, I had a week of what I thought would be invincibility – Haha. The pain dulled, slightly subsided, and so I ran again… For a week + kickball. Woke up with hip pain, again, and have now put myself on the bench until Thursday.
I want to be irrational, emotional, and determine every possible (all bad) outcomes from taking time off. However, I know deep down it is best, it is only a few days, I need it, and in the end I will come back stronger, healthier, and faster. If I am still achy Thursday, I will keep waiting until next week – Training day – and possibly schedule time with a PT.
For now I will be resting, waiting, stretching, waiting, Epsom salt baths, waiting, and avoid googling my symptoms. I will focus on my soon to be comeback and keeping my thoughts in check. Only good things, only good things.