And The Lingering Running Injury Continues

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It's been over a week since I've been able to run. I thought that taking time off would magically fix all of my hip issues. WRONG that's W R O N G wrong. In fact, as I went to my physical therapy appointment this week, my PT asked me if I was limping. I said maybe? I don't even notice it anymore. This ongoing injury just keeps... well.... going. He said he saw me limping when I got out of the car. And yes, after I sit, I am usually in pain once I stand so I probably was.

Hey, put on a positive note, I was able to pretty much pin point the pain spot. And my IT is inflamed from overcompensating for the hip issues. But we tried this patch type thing with a small battery electrical current with some meds on it. Don't ask me the name because I don't know what it is. Did it help? I don't know. I can still feel tenderness at the top of my hip. And I'm still limping when I stand and take a few steps.

So, obviously I'm not running for another week. I still have my finger crossed for the Hershey 10K in 2.5 weeks, but I admit I'm nervous that it may not happen.

I've been biking on the stationary bike, and rowing, and doing yoga and strength training. But I needed to get outside. I needed out on the trail. So after I dropped Lil Man off at school, I went to the Appalachian Trail.

I did not expect this!

It was truly beautiful out there. I should have worn my yaktrax though. Some places were really slippery. And there were sections that the snow was past my knee!

But it was exactly what I needed to get back on the trail. I did a very slow easy hike. (maybe a mile or so). But it was exactly what I needed. It was perfect.

I'm trying to stay positive with this injury. I know I have a lot to be thankful for. I'm glad that I am still able to move. In fact, I bought this Fit Journal this week. I LOVE it.

It's helping me realize that I am working toward my fit goals even while I can't run.

I guess having my hip out of place for over 6 months wasn't the best situation. But I know I just have to be patient, and hope that these issues will be resolved soon. On a positive note, my hip is still in place - so that's good news!

Off to the gym I go to row row row... 

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