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