Pain and Patience.
I’ve written about this quite a bit before.
A great runner, and coach Greg Strosaker Once took a look at a few of my training logs, and stated simply, “you are a patient runner”.
In general this has served me pretty well, but I have to admit, it can also be kind of a bit frustrating. This year I’ve missed a race I was really looking forward to, and it would appear now my next race…is going to be a wash too. I am doing it, but not seriously.
I have hurt my right hip. I don’t really know how, but it had something to do with last Saturday when it started to bother me at the volunteer event. I assumed wrongly that if I slept on it it would improve…then I assumed if I did enough spinning it would help. I was wrong. Tuesday I hoped that massage would “fix” it, and it didn’t. So by Thursday, I was actually limping. I took it back to the Massage office and cried my eyes out as my therapist tried to fix the problem. It got looser with her and somewhat better, but frankly…there is some small muscle injury there. It hurts to walk or put weight on that hip. I find that I calculate every move I make. “Do I want to bother getting a second cup of coffee? Do I really need to walk up to that unit and look around?” A bit of Motrin improves things…but the pain is still there even with Motrin, which is, in a way, a good thing, since if it went away entirely I’d be running.
I finally stopped running on it yesterday. Today…I have to get in the pool.
I gotta admit, I have had so many set backs since October, that it is now getting kind of hard to see the silver lining. Mostly, I just wonder when exactly will my time be? Like, when I am 90?