Thursday, May 27, 2010

On the road to recovery…..

I don’t usually remember what I think and/or dream about when I sleep but on Monday night I dreamed that I was running for the first time and my hip was pain free.

Since my run last Tuesday I have taken the last week off to rest and ice my hip. This Tuesday I worked out for the first time. Completed 5 miles on the elliptical and felt really good. I kept looking at the treadmill and wondered if I’d feel any pain if I ran? A treadmill finally became open and I decided to try.

Very happy to report that I ran 1 mile without any pain or discomfort. I had to really restrain myself as I wanted to keep going and run faster, but I decided to be smart and see how I felt after icing and stretching that night. Overall I felt good but my hip was a tiny bit sore.

I’m continuing to take it easy and doing cross training while waiting to start running again. This little break might be a good thing - can you tell I’m trying to find the silver lining in all of this - as I have really missed running/training. Never thought I'd say that and I know that sounds crazy but I’ve gotten into training mode and I look forward to completing my runs.

I just hope that I’ll be able to physically continue and once I do I will bring even more enthusiasm and appreciation to my marathon training.

SF Marathon Here I Come,


  1. Such great news! Glad you're running again pain free!

  2. Great job keeping a positive attitude about the hip. Do you have an official diagnosis?
    Mine's been bugging me for about 2 weeks now and I'm beginning to wonder if I should back off.

  3. Lauren - Thanks...hopefully things will continue to go well. I am taking it slow.
    Teamarcia - I never went to the doctor but my symptoms seem to fit with hip bursitis. I will go to the doctor if pain reoccurs. While it's been hard to not run the icing/stretching and rest have really seemed to help. Good luck to you!

  4. Glad to hear things are feeling better! Take it easy!

  5. Good news! Just make sure to take it slow even if it is feeling better. You don't want to hurt it again.


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