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.
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.