Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Wouldn't you know it......

Wouldn't you know it, the day after I registered for my very first 50 mile Ultra marathon, my left hip decides to freak out on me. I'm not exactly sure if it's my hip flexor, or the IT band. I have tried to diagnose it on my own, with Googles help, but I can't pin point it. Weird. I have never had hip issues in all the years (9) I have been running marathons. I ran my 5 miler on Monday... pain free. I went about my day with out any issues. After coming home from the grocery store and putting away the goodies, the hip started screaming at me. I immediately put ice on it, and took ibuprofen. The next morning, still pain. I have been icing, resting, stretching, massaging, and praying for it to get better.... quickly.

Last night my sweet hubby, rubbed my legs out. When I woke up this morning, the pain was gone, but I can still feel that something is going on there. I am blessed to be able to stay at home with my kids and not have to work outside the home, so after my Power pump class at the YMCA, I came home and have iced it every other hour for 20-30 min. I am hopeful this is just a random act of sabotage, from what, I don't know. I plan on trying an easy 3-4 miles on Friday, most likely on the treadmill, to see how it's doing. I have missed running so much, and it's only been 2 days. I hate having my body tell me I CAN'T run.

So I am crossing my fingers, toes, and everything else that I will be able to run my marathon on the 12Th and of course run and finish the 50 on the 27Th.

14 comments:

Tricia said...

eek! *fingers crossed*

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Coy Martinez said...

I wanna kick your hips butt! My gosh you remind me of me. I will pray for you and light my Lady of Guadalupe candle. I bet you'll be back to crushing pavement in no time. You have the biggest cheering section!

Carlee said...

Oh hips they are such a pain in the butt (literally sometimes). Hope it fixes itself quickly

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

i say it's the brain messing with you! But hey it also sounds like a good excuse to have regular massage!

Jan said...

I had a friend of mine have this happen to her. Weekly mileage of 60+ and 30 years of running experience. Right hip went nuts on her for about 2 or 3 weeks. Turned out that she was missing about 1/2 inch of her 3" boot heel that had broken, started wearing down and she didn't know it! Dumped the boots and the hip went back to normal...

Jess @ Blonde Ponytail said...

Janice!! So glad we could connect via bloggyland---wow you have run MANY races!!! And, you are signed up for a 50 miler weeks after a marathon?!?! AMAZING!! I will be cheering for you certainly!

jackie said...

hope it heals soon. sending well wishes your way.

Lindsey said...

Thanks so much for your comment on my blog! I hope your hip heals up very quickly!

Marlene said...

I'll keepo everything crossed for you too! Here's hoping this was just a brief glitch!!

Laura said...

Fingers crossed!!
I had the same sort of thing with my knee this past weekend. Freaked me right out...

J said...

Hope the hip behaves! I have had hip problems in the past and they can be so weird! Hopefully it is just a fluke pain!

Denise said...

rest up!! that will hopefully help.

The Hungry Runner Girl said...

I am so happy that commented on my blog because I AM LOVING YOURS!!! Great time at st. george...you are a speed demon. I want to do St. George this year. I AM SO SORRY ABOUT YOUR HIP!!! I am praying for you and keep on icing. YOU will be able to do your 50 miler....you are amazing and yay for new blog friends!