Its my fourth day in a row that I haven't run; man do I miss it. The one week I can't run is the week when its 60 degrees in the morning and sunny with a light breeze. Its absolutely perfect every day this week, and other runners are out enjoying it. Every day on the way to class I see people running, a lot more than usual too.
My hip hasn't hurt at all the past two days; although it isn't perfect. There has been no pain, but it doesn't feel like my other hip. I don't know how to explain it really, so I'm not going to try. However, the lack of pain is much like Saturday morning, and I'm going to give it a few more days regardless. It simply isn't worth the risk of having to take yet another week off with Chicago only a few weeks away!
Last night I called home, and my dad haphazardly asked me if I'm eating okay down here. Ironically, he asked this at a time where my diet has been one of my top priorities! I don't think my response of all the healthy food I've been eating was expected at all!
I just got done on the exercise bike. Only one more day of biking and I should be back. Right now the plan is to go for a test run on Saturday afternoon. Probably around 2-3 miles. If my hip hurts afterwards then we know I will need the steroid injection, and precisely where to get it since it will bring out the sore spot. So my friend Jim is wrong when he said I just wanted the injection "to get an edge during Tuesday morning push ups!" The one downside to getting it is that it will make it sore for a few days, but should heal after that. Because of this, I can't get it as just a 'good luck' sort of thing.
Distance: 14.25 miles
Time: 40 minutes
Avg Heart Rate: 148
Max Heart Rate: 155