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Dancing and Running Slower

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Enjoyed the Senior Dance with hubby this morning. We danced 2 waltzes, 4 slow dances, and one fast dance. I also danced 4 line dances and a group twist!! Truly it was fun. They played three tangos; wish we knew how. Perhaps we can learn. Also, wish I had a partner for polka. Hubby says it's too fast for him, but I would enjoy it. They served pizza today (once a month there is a meal) and I had one piece without the edge crust and felt happy and satisfied.

However, I was aware throughout the morning of my old injury under the left glute muscle. Doesn't really hurt, but just lets me know it isn't right. In talking with the Galloway Program Director, we decided that I should move back a group. She has recommended that I run at the back of the pack of the middle group of time improvement half marathon trainees. She thinks I can do that without stressing my injury further.

I will miss running the faster pace, but I suspect that she is right. I need to let this injury (due to hill work in April, and aggravated by lunges in August) heal. At least I don't need to quit running, just be more conservative about it.
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    I used to love to dance too! I'm glad that you are letting yourself heal. It is hard to be patient but it must be done. I hope to see you at the Y soon!
    1633 days ago
    Oh how I miss dancing! Sounds like you are having a great time with it. Just take care of yourself and let yourself heal. Live2Run is on the money. I would not be able to do what I can without massage. Have you ever checked out a foam roller? Most of us cannot do it because of the pain and agility, but I bet you would not have any problems with it.
    1634 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Let yourself recover and if you can still run but at a slower pace, that's great. Keep taking care of yourself. emoticon
    1634 days ago
    1635 days ago
    Dancing is such a fun activity for you to enjoy together! What a gift! As for the running, you are so well tuned to what your body is doing Marsha. More importantly, you listen to it! WTG!
    1635 days ago
    I loved to run, I ran 10 km a day, I ground out my knees and hips, and now I can't run.


    And as for tango . . . bet you can find instructions on line that would get you started!!

    1635 days ago
    Take the expert's advice. I know you love you running but take care so you can continue even if it is a little less or slower.
    1635 days ago
    I had an injury like that from a fall, and it took a long time to heal. You are wise to "step it down". We don't mend the way we used to! Great job on the dancing. I need to check out our senior center!
    1635 days ago
    Sounds like you got wise advice, and I applaud you for listening to it and adjusting your plans accordingly! We don't always TAKE the advice we are given, even by folks who have more knowledge than we do ... so Good for You!!
    1635 days ago
    Wisdom in that advice... you're good to heed it. If you love running, it's better to run slow than to disable yourself, right on!
    1635 days ago
  • GABY1948
    I am so glad you don't have to stop! You just don't know how I envy you...all I can do is walk....I have 2 bad knees and one really bad are my outlet...just reading and imagining! emoticon
    1635 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    Our bodies tell us when they hurt, we just have to listen. Glad you are listening!
    1635 days ago
    Like they say in climbing: "There are OLD climbers and there are BOLD climbers but there are NO old, bold climbers!" Glad you are adjusting to your pulled-back limits so that you can continue to dance and run distance races. Love, love, love Jeff Galloway! His attitude is sane and inspiring. I met him and his wife at the Portland Marathon last year. Sweet folks!

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    Slenderella at the ball... and the races.
    1635 days ago
    Better to back off than risk further injury. See how it goes.
    1635 days ago
  • LEWILL1982
    The dancing sounds fun, I have 2 left feet! Take care of the glute, I'm all for massages! :-)
    1635 days ago
  • MIRAGE727
    Yep, I'd go with Catherine as Plan A. SO many runners are unaware of the medicinal benefits of a massage. I've done free massages before a race if they are there. I have a little tightness in my hamstrings after Tuesday's run. I might have done too fast a pace. Tonight it will be a casual jog as I have a 5K Saturday night. I'm just looking to finish. Be safe and embrace patience, Marsha! You'll come out of it.
    1635 days ago
    Listen to Catherine.
    1635 days ago
    Time for another massage. I doubt that it is the old injury as much as a sign that you still have muscle imbalances and trigger points which makes this area less able to handle the stress. You need to get at the root cause. Rest helps the current strain but won't keep it from happening again.
    1635 days ago
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