Tuesday, August 16, 2011

8 weeks to prairie fire. HIP!

Well. I don't have a lot of running to report on. After eight stellar weeks of training, I've hit a small training blip in the form of my left hip. It's gone all wonky on me. I haven't been running since last Wednesday, or doing yoga, or going to spin class. It just isn't worth making my hip worse, or causing it to take longer to heal up. I'm just in waiting mode for now, waiting to get into physical therapy, waiting to see how long this issue lasts before I make a decision whether to drop to the half marathon or not.

The good thing in this comes in here. At any other point in my running life, training for an 'm', I would be freaking the stink out right now. But I'm not. Actually, I'm eerily calm about the whole thing. If I have to drop to the half, I will train as hard as I can to snag a PR. If my hip turns out just needing a little deep tissue work and e-stem, I'll keep training hard for the 'm'. Whatever will be, will be.

The fact that I've been good and busy the past week isn't hurting matters, keeping me occupied. Between work, social life and having family in town right now? It would be a struggle to fit running into the past six days anyway.

My attitude is this. Meh! There's nothing I can do but wait. No use getting myself in a funk over it. I'll find something out tomorrow and go from there. In the meantime I may or may not have dipped back into the cheese and sugar. But just momentarily (while family is in town, that's always a good reason, right?) I'll be back on the cheese-free/sugar-free wagon later this week.  That's all I've got on the running front!

In other news, thanks for all the music suggestions, you interwebbers are so killer! While I'm off the running track for a bit here, I plan to work on my running playlists. Giddyup!

Lastly, my runnings last week weren't worth posting since I ran all of two days before calling it quits on the hip. So nothing really to report for week eight of training. But cheers to everyone who is out and running this week, enjoy some miles for me, please.

(see how polite i was about asking for miles? that means you have to now, because i didn't demand you to do it in all caps. polite. this girl!)


Marlene said...

I hope your hip feels better quick! Hopefully things will turn out for the best. Keep that "meh" attitude - it seems to be working. :)

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

you are so zen, i love it! sounds like it was a great full week and i hope the hip is better from a nice little vacation

ajh said...

Great attitude. Hope you feel better soon.

Jill said...

Sorry about your hip, hope it feels better soon. What a great attitude you have...I about came unglued during my running hiatus.

2 Slow 4 Boston said...

Sorry about your hip. Hope it is just a minor bump in the road, but I'm glad you're at peace with things. It doesn't do any good to get bent out of shape.