First Attempt Back!

That title doesn’t sound too convincing, does it?  A “first” attempt back makes it seem like I’m already expecting a second and third attempts…  And unfortunately, I am.

I haven’t been running at all since the Cherry Blossom Ten Miler, on the 11th, 17 days ago (!!!).  I figured if my hip was inflamed, rest would do me good.  Turns out that rest didn’t do crap, and I was still limping around with pain on my hip.  I wasn’t even running!  And yet, it would hurt to walk.

Last week I finally sucked it up and went to a doctor (well, a chiropractor, since Karl thought maybe I wasn’t correctly aligned), and he didn’t even want to touch my back — my range of motion was fine, rest didn’t make a difference, and it still hurt to walk, or to put weight in one leg.  He took x-rays and asked me to come back this week, his fear was that it was a pinched nerve, specially since the pain was now radiating from my hip to the front of my thigh.

Over the weekend, talking to a runner friend, she offered me some muscle relaxers — I’m desperate so I jumped on the opportunity.  Of course, they made me groggy and yesterday I was forced to stay home in bed sleeping all day (it was awesome), and today, though I still feel that there’s something there, it was the first day I walked to the bus with no pain!

I had to reschedule my doctor’s appointment to next week, because of work schedule, so I’ll know more then.  Apparently they want to do acupuncture, and I’m all for it!

Tonight?  I’m supposed to go out on an hour-long run to keep up with my training for the Zooma Half Marathon.  Fingers crossed that I’m not back at limping tomorrow.

My appetite has actually increased since I stopped running (WTF?), so I better hit those trails consistently again soon!  I have a wedding dress to fit into, damn it!  (Which, by the way, I pick up on Friday, and will hopefully end my constant fear that I chose the wrong dress and should have looked for it longer.)

I miss running 😦

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Filed under Half Marathon, Injury, Mt. Vernon Trail Run, Training, Zooma Training

4 responses to “First Attempt Back!

  1. You poor thing! 😦 This sounds really serious. I hope the doc can help you out.

    I hate that the running appetite sticks around even when you decrease the amount you are running!

  2. Naomi

    I hope you feel better soon! I’ve thought about trying acupuncture for my knee pain, let me know how it goes. I took a few days off as well and hope to start again tomorrow. What program are you following for your half marathon?

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