Not What I Wanted

Last week was a pretty solid week in training, but it didn’t end so great.

Monday: 4 miles in 34:46. It was cold and you would’ve thought Atlanta shut down. The beltline and Piedmont Park were empty!

Tuesday: early morning flywheel followed by a Champagne tasting and dinner at Watershed in Atlanta with Johanna and Jessica. No pictures. I have no idea why.

Wednesday: 4.5 miles in 40:27 followed by private pilates. Ran my old running route that I haven’t done in almost a year! Then, I went to see Ben from Band of Horses (fav band) perform on his solo tour as Birdsmell. It was really cool to see him play and get to know his personality a bit more. He’s insanely talented. Played a little bit of everything.IMG_5159

Thursday: flywheel

Friday: rest. And obviously a good day because I got this girl. IMG_5175

Saturday: 11 miles in 1:39 with Team in Training at the River. This is one of my favorite places to run and was excited to get back to it with Team. I felt good until my hip started to feel off. I wanted to keep going, it felt better as long as I massaged it and I was having fun getting to know other members of the New Orleans team. Endurance was great, lungs were great, everything but my hips were great. So needless to say I was in pain the rest of the day.IMG_5178

I was able to cheer on my Tigers to a very dramatic win followed by an AMAZING sushi dinner at Umi with Amanda and Kristin.


Sunday: unplanned rest day.

And to sneak peek this current week…I’m on a 5 day forced rest per the doctor. I called them because my hip is hurting. It hurts to walk. It’s not terrible, but something is definitely off. Obviously this can’t be good. I’m trying not to worry, and thankful I got in 11 miles before Rehoboth. I’m icing, foam rolling, stretching, and taking anti-inflammatories. The doc’s office did say this was normal; you start going like you used to post surgery and your body just kinda freaks out. I’m hoping that’s all it is. What I would give to feel “normal” again. Hoping that is sometime soon.

Live Music: take it or leave it? Are you good at listening to the doctors orders or do you do what you want? 


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  • oh man I hope your forced rest this week puts you back to it so you don’t feel ‘off’ for Delaware.
    Obviously living in Nashville you HAVE to like live music- this is the first week I haven’t gone to a concert in over a month, I’m slacking

  • Try not to freak out!!! Just take a breath, relax, and rest!!! The rest will do you good and it is what you need. You’ll be fine for Rehoboth!

    Oh, and um, you’re so fast!!! You had an awesome week of training and it seems like you are getting your speed back quickly 🙂

  • 1. I am sorry
    2 take a deep breath…hopefully it is just an adjusting period
    3 no panic
    4 congrats on the new dog!
    5 you should have done Ragnar Vegas with us….
    6 I don’t listen to the doctor but YOU have to. I am older and stupid that is my excuse.
    7. Live music is my favorite in the last 3 mos..I saw goo goo dolls, matchbox 20, John Mayer, Phillip PHliips , Keith urban and Bryan Adams!
    8. Deep breath it will all be ok.

  • Yuck. I hope it is nothing, you have been so diligent with taking care of yourself!! Good for you for taking a break and calling your dr. Crossing my fingers for you!!

  • Oh no. I hope this is just a normal body freakout, nothing more. IF I trust the doc (I don’t listen to the ones that say give up running obviously) I will listen.

  • Hopefully it’s just a freakout! Sorry to hear about the pain.

    I’m definitely all about live music. Unless of course it shatters my dreams of seeing someone ever again. There have been a few highly disappointing concerts that I’ve been to where they sounded terrible live. Can’t win ’em all I guess!

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