Well, I haven't been posting because there is nothing to post about! After the 5k on Saturday, I took Sunday and Monday off because my hip was feeling tight. Then after yoga on Tuesday I did 3 miles. Something just didn't feel right but I pushed through. The next day, I was unable to put any pressure on my right hip. I could not walk! The Fourth of July was pretty painful. I decided that I needed to take a break and let myself heal. Well, here I am a week later and still slighly limping. I am heartbroken. I don't think that I will be able to resume my training and be able to complete the Half Marathon on my birthday. It just kills me. I'm itching to run, but I'm going to start with a walk first. Hopefully soon.
At least my son got to enjoy the Fourth!
Begging for ice cream from everyone
Mom, I just want to watch the fireworks!
If anyone has any advice it would be greatly appreciated. The pain is when I put pressure on the leg. It seems to be deep inside where my leg connects to my hip. I've been icing but it feels deeper. I'll try to keep you updated.
I decided to do the 5k this week even though its not on my race schedule for 2 weeks. It was just too tempting to pass up a 5k that is at the Rec Center that I frequent a few days a week.
Before my makeup. My headbands match my tanktop and shoes. :)
I drove there by myself of course, and parked. I walked up just as the 10kers were taking off. 7 a.m. Yuck.
Everyone waiting for the 5k to start
My shoes ready to get running
I started out pretty well. There were a few people in my way, but not bad. Eventually though the people just started to pass me. ugh. So frustrating. I was happy with my pace though so I couldn't be too disappointed. I was keeping somewhere between a 13 to 14 min/mile.
This is just after we met back up with the 10kers. They were schooling me passing left and right. Some said encouraging things which was nice, but I don't know how people go that fast. BTW, it is very difficult to take pics while running, I learned.
Afterwards I felt pretty good about myself. That lasted until I saw the stats the next day. I finished 162 out of 192 women. I thought for sure that I had done better. My time was 41:34 not the under 40 I was hoping for but close. I'll just keep chasing that dream.
I don't think that you can read my tanktop but it says "Boobs are nice, but it's all about the brains." My Aunt had these made up after my Uncle passed away from Brain Cancer. Breast Cancer gets so much awareness so she wanted to bring some to Brain Cancer. I thought that they turned out cute.
As a reward I got to go see Magic Mike with the girlies Saturday night. So much fun to gossip and enjoy my friends. Plus the eye candy. Oh, the eye candy. *drool*