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Running aches and pains.

Friday, March 11, 2011

So I have been consistently at 3 miles for about a month now. I went on spring break and of course did no exercise...I was too busy at a convention networking and finding a job. I don't feel horrible about it because it had to be done.

I started running again monday and by wednesday my right hipflexor muscle was killing me. So bad that I could hardly walk. It will get a little better and then when I go running again its back to the same pain. I webMDed it and it looks as if I have tendonitis in my hip joint....gross. It is so painful. I have tendonitis in my wrist that flares up on occasion so I have been taking ibuprofen and hope that the swelling will go down.

On another note. I really need to start strength training more. I have no upper body strength and I know if I improved I would see a world of difference. I am making a new goal for myself. I am going to strength train 3 days a week for half an hour mainly focusing on upper-body since running is a lot of lower body endurance. My biggest problem is that I get SO BORED!!!! I did the circuit of machines today at the gym and I was bored out of my mind by the end. I think I need to join a strength training support group...

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WEEZYB7881 3/12/2011 12:43AM

    I love strength training. I aim for 3 days a week. always feel much better afterwards...


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    I get lazy.

WTG on doing the upper body endurance machines!

WooHoo! You rock!!

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BRANDI.FEY 3/11/2011 3:46PM

    I do ST videos at home. Maybe it's because there is someone there to guide your workout, but I find them more motivating (and the time passes more quickly) than just doing a workout on my own.

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