Yes, the hip still hurts. A lot. I have no idea what is going on, but skipped my run on Saturday, didn’t go to Bikram as planned (at this point I don’t know if yoga will help or hurt, and I rather not find out the hard way), and will skip Wednesday and likely Saturday’s run as well.
And yes, I made an appointment with the doctor. Because I don’t want to keep taking time off at my last few weeks of work (3.5 weeks left), I scheduled it for next Monday, when we’re off on a holiday, but the doctor’s office is open. I’m really hoping that by the time I get there, I have no pain, but we’ll see.
I’m officially under the half-marathon training plan now, except I can’t train. All my goals of running it in 2:15 — totally possible after my races last year — are now shattered. I know what some of you are thinking “no worries, you’ll have plenty of other races to run.” Well, but I don’t know if I will.
Since my future is still unknown, I don’t know if I will be in DC for more races. I don’t know if I’ll be in a country that even has races. I know in Rio, there are only a couple of races a year, and most other places are just as infrequent.
I can end up in a place that’s not even safe for me to run alone outdoors.
So you see? Not being able to run now IS a big deal. Sure, not being able to run is ALWAYS a big deal, but when you don’t know how long you can continue running, and when you already KNOW that the time with your running buddies is limited, it hurts even more.
Why is my body sabotaging me? UGH.
On brighter news, my foot doesn’t hurt at all anymore.
If any of you have ever had hip pain (it’s a sharp pain on the side of my hip with each step), please send me tips!