Wednesday, October 10, 2012

I haven't blogged in how long?

Blogger says I haven't written a post since September 18.  Oops.

I am a mom of three kids, two in school now, and in nursing school. Did I mention my kids are playing sports? As in three different teams, practices and game schedules. Not so smart folks.

So yeah, I haven't posted in a few weeks!

I've been running, but not like I wish I was. My hip has continued to give me fits. A week and a half ago I was really discouraged at the end of my long run when I had to cut a mile off at the end because I was in pain and even though I could have pushed through to finish, I knew it wasn't smart.

I took some extra days off last week and really focused on foam rolling and icing. Which thankfully has helped! I ran 10 miles on Saturday and my hip got sore the last mile or two, but not true pain. I took an ice bath with extra ice that really helped the rest of the day. Monday I was able to do a tempo run.

I'm bummed that I haven't done much speedwork the last few weeks. I have no doubt I can run 13.1 miles. I just don't know if I'll be able to do it as fast as I hoped.

However, I've recruited my running friend to help pace me in the race. And just maybe that will be my ticket! When I was doing more speedwork several weeks back, I typically surprised myself with the times I was able to hit. So maybe I have it in me.

I finally have an appointment with a sports massage therapist on Friday and I'm hoping she can work out some issues and give me more tips on managing my hip. I've accepted that it's not going to be 100% better until after the race. My goal is to just keep running and get to that race in November.