Monday, February 28, 2011
...I said "No, No, No." Oh ow, oh wow. Not an inch of me that doesn't hurt. And a lot. Having a hip (or a foot etc) really will throw your gait off and then everything else gets twanked. Kind of expected. For those of you embarking on longer runs, honest to Pete, its not always this way. You'll get banged up on a long race, tired to be sure and it will take a while to recover - but this is more like worst case. Don't get put off by it. Still, struggles like these make success that much sweeter.
Its time to go back to school on the body. At least this time I have two months before the next race to get healed up and ready. Will likely go back to the doc for a continuation of the rehab. This will put me off aerobic training for at least a couple of weeks and then slow steady ramp up. I learned a lot about how I had not properly managed my diet that last week. I was very holy and really stuck to my guns. That resulted in 5 lbs of weight loss. Beer, my goddess and my devil, is the worst of it. I will follow through on that these next two months and I betcha I get the next 10 lbs off.
For now, its pretty painful.
Exchanged some notes with an Elite runner at my work. He thinks a lot of specific stretching, a little NSAIDs and massage will do the trick. And time of course. Aside from the generic foam roller, he recommended this. Looks handy.