As much as I hate to I am taking a few days off. I ran seven miles on Monday and the first two were painful and slow. I finally got to the point where I could ignore the pain a bit and move a little faster. But I never got up the speed I have been going at for runs of this length. The pain really set in after the run. I even took an ice bath and some ibuprofen. No relief. That’s when I decided to take a few days off.
Now for a bit of self diagnosis. After reading as much information as I could about hip pain and running, I think it is bursitis (my own opinion, I’m not a doctor) . I had the same pain back in November but that time it was a mixture of things ranging from knee pain, that led to ITB pain, and then the same pain I have now. This time it is just a pain in the joint area of my left leg. Last week my adductor/ groin area of the left leg also hurt but that pain went away and now I am just left with this. It all seems to stem back to the Texas Round up 10K. So the recommendations for busitis: Ice, rest, ibuprofen and stretching. If this doesn’t work I will go in and see my doctor and get it checked out. Today is my second day without running, I also did not do spin class either day. I thought complete rest would be the best. I am considering going in for a spin class tomorrow, to see if it irritates my hip or not. I really hate to not do any kind of exercise.
Here are a couple of articles about hip pain/running injuries:
I will still be running with my son on Saturday. He requested just the two of us run it since it is his first 5K and how could I refuse. My daughter with have plenty of other chances to run 5ks and she can still particiapate in the kids K. I am not worried about running on Saturday because my son is a turtle. And I say that with loads of love, after all I am one as well. We will be taking our time and our goal will be to finish. It should be loads of fun
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