Thursday, September 27, 2007

Going Crazy!

My hip is feeling better today, but I promised myself no running until Saturday. Honest. None. Okay, fine, I admit it: I ran across the street on my way to class. Today it is almost like the deity of running is torturing me. The one day I decide no running, is the one day it rains. Running in the rain is one of my favorite times to run. I haven't been able to run in the rain for months.

I'm mostly taking care of my hip. The medicine I was on to heal it up is done with, so I feel like I need to be extra careful now. I'm stretching and icing as frequently as I remember to. I could probably do it more often, but with the amount of homework I have right now it keeps slipping my mind.

I plan not to have free time for about four weeks or so, except for marathon weekend when I refuse to do anything for school, except maybe some grading on the plane. Loads of stuff due in the next week or so, then mid terms are going to slap me in the face.

I'm attempting to stay in good spirits. I really appreciate all the encouraging comments you guys are leaving! Thanks! Hopefully I'll be more up beat in a couple of days.

-Doug

5 comments:

Marcy said...

I feel your pain homie. This week has stunk but you'll be back at it before you know it and this will all be a distant memory ;-)

Who is SLB+? said...

Hang on in there and stick with it, it will get better and as Marcy says it will all be a distant memory, only replaced with the pain of a sub 3:00, that's a good hurt!

nwgdc said...

i agree completely...the oct 8th post 3:00 pain is one to cherish...

Non-Runner Nancy said...

I know what you mean about running in the rain. I love it, too.

Hang in there, this will be worth it. Your body will be thanking you.

Amy said...

As I did my WALK today, I thought of you. I caught myself running again a few times, but knew that if I kept it casual, my back will heal faster.

At the chiropractor today, he helped me diagnose very weak hip muscles that are the cause of my back issues. So now it is walking and more specific strengthening. Good lesson learned once again. Stretch, strengthen, rest.

Take it easy - just a bit more to hold out!