Pain in my left hip. Not serious but nagging enough to cause concern. I was annoyed and scared. Did I do something to myself that will harm my running? I had three 9-mile days coming up and 20-miles on Sunday.
I turned my mind off of running and focused on darling as I reached back and held her foot to comfort her. She was so ready to get home. I didn't blame her. I was too.
Rationally, I know all this. I was doing great with my training. I was on target. And I still can be. But I am going to take a couple of "rest" days and just do easy miles to try to stay loose. Then I will reevaluate on Saturday. I will run in the afternoons to give me more sleep time too. I am giving my hip some TLC as it aches as I sit in a desk chair. The pain is probably just a 2 on a scale of 1 to 10 (10 being the worst) so I have faith my loving trick will work. I will get to my 48.9 mile week when I do. It is early enough in my training to not worry. I am ahead of the game and the best thing I can do right now is to take care of myself and let my body fully heal.
Ironically, my run yesterday proved that my legs were fully recovered from the 18-miles on Sunday....so if my healing rate stays true by Saturday I should be feeling pretty darn good.
How about you? Any freak injuries that happen in the oddest of ways?
How was your 4th of July? Did you see fireworks?
Have you ever discovered a huge, nasty cockroach in the car?
Daily Gratitude: I am glad darling daughter is okay.
Daily Affirmation: I am wise.
P.S. I have a couple of guest posts/highlights out there today - at FitFluential and Running with Spatulas.