Day 286 - Injuries don't just affect what's broken
Monday, April 01, 2013
Welcome to April Fool's day - I haven't fooled anyone yet and I'm currently waiting for my hip to admit to April Fooling Me.
I don't know how long I've been complaining about my hip now; but, it came to a head this past Saturday when I actually had a race. On Friday night i had laid out all my gear, affixed my race number and went to bed looking forward to the competition.
Instead, I woke up with a soreness in my hip that I knew would keep me off the pavement. I was miserable. I'm still miserable. I've brought my number into work to remind me daily why I'm going to be going on daily short runs trying to get my mileage back up. I have a DNS in my history now. Did Not Start. Worse than quitting.
This hip isn't just a pain in my hip anymore - it's shooting down my confidence. It's giving me an excuse not to do what I know I enjoy because I'm absolutely petrified of REALLY getting hurt... like hurt so bad I can't walk hurt.
I HATE having this easy out! HATE. RAGE.
However, I do have a lot of positive things going on right now. I have actually invested in a set of Insanity DVDs. I chose the Insanity program for two reasons. First, a friend of mine is in the process and has AMAZING INFOMERCIAL WORTHY results. I'm aghast and amazed. Secondly, Insanity is a more cardio based approach rather than a strength training based one. I prefer to keep my heartrate up - and I've found that is what is most effective for me.
In other news I have my BodyMedia back on today. I even packed my Garmin. I intend to get my run on either over lunch or shortly after work. It's going to be short (maybe 2 miles); but, the goal is simple: to get moving. I've been afraid of getting hurt for too long. I can't keep behaving this way.
Also on the radar is this Saturday's Spinathon to benefit a local animal shelter. I love all the animals, and I like biking; so, this seemed like a natural fit. Currently soliciting donations from anyone with a pulse. I'm going to be on the bike for two hours. ROCK.
I also am in search of a convenient Yoga class. I have been going to a studio up by my old apartment - about a half an hour drive. I live in a city, it shouldn't take that long to get to Yoga. Also, an hour round trip is a long time suck. I've spent about 3 hours on an hour class once everything is said and done by then...
At least I can say I'm not letting my stupid hip keep me from being inventive.
Insanity starts WEDNESDAY. I'll post my before pics and the results of my fitness test. I'm hoping this is as fun as it looked on the YouTube video :-P
OH! How can I forget?! We're now one month and four days away from my very first Half Marathon! Time to be DEDICATED.
I hope all of you are (just) sick and not injured! And those of you who are healthy - STAY THAT WAY!