My past two weeks in training land have pretty much sucked. Life on the other hand, has been fabulous and busy!
Week November 18th:
Monday: 4 mile run. Didn’t feel great, but wanted to test out hip.
Tuesday: flywheel. I also decided to call my doc about the hip pain. It was hurting to walk, and I knew that wasn’t normal. Per his advice, I had to take 5 FULL rest days off. NOTHING.
Wednesday: nothing except for a private pilates class. I told the doc’s office I had this planned already and she said to go for it because it was 1:1. Even Laura (instructor) could tell how tight my hip was and I felt a little bit better after that.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday: NADA
Talk about feeling like a slob. I iced my hip once a day (twice if I could), trigger point foam rolled and trigger point ball several times a day, and took over the counter NSAIDS twice a day. I drove home to Mobile on Sunday, and driving always irritates my hip from all the sitting.
Week November 25th:
Monday: Called the doc because still didn’t feel 100%, but did feel a thousand times better than the week before. They called in prescription NSAIDS and said that since I was better, it sounded more like inflammation and that just because I’m ready to run, doesn’t mean my body is quite there yet. Hmph. Took another rest day and went on a mile walk with my mom and Olive.
Wednesday: figured I would give running a shot. I went running with one of my best friend’s speedy husbands (after visiting their newest addition/fourth child to the family). They live next door to my old high school and we went up to the track so I would have a soft, flat surface. 3 speedy miles that weren’t great on the hip-but felt SO GOOD to run.
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: stuck with more rest. I figured my hip needed the break until I could see the chiropractor. First time in 3 years not running on Thanksgiving, but very proud for actually listening to my body and not pushing a turkey trot.
Friday I drove back to ATL, and managed to get my christmas tree, get it in my house and in the stand all by myself. How about that strength!!
Saturday. Well, it may go down as the best day in Auburn football. AND I WAS THERE FOR IT!!! I rode with my sis and bro in law at 6am. YES. 6AM to beat the traffic. I spent the day tailgating and then went into the game. My running blogger friends know me all too well, my phone blew up at the game. I was in tears. Not kidding. So if you have been living under a rock, Auburn won the most heated rivalry there is in college football and beat Alabama in an absolutely insane play. And by doing so, defeated the #1 team in the nation.
Even Barbara Walters watched the game.
My FAVORITE replay of it all is listening to the Auburn radio announcers. If you haven’t heard it, please go watch/listen. Even if you aren’t a college football fan, you can appreciate their enthusiasm. I lost my voice and was absolutely exhausted by the time we made it home (around 11 I think?). Man, all I can say is WAR DAMN EAGLE.
Sunday: Feeling like the biggest slob in the universe at this point, I went to flywheel. NO PAIN!! And then spent the afternoon decorating my tree and condo for Christmas.