Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Debbie Downer

My body hates me.

All I want is to run without pain.  Last week I decided (well my body decided) I needed to take a week off from running and concentrated on strength training, extra stretching, and swimming laps to help rid the pain in my hip.  The pain subsided so yesterday I hit the pavement. 1 mile in I could barely feel the pain. By mile 3 it was full blown HURTING; I finished the run. This morning - No Bueno.  I tried foam rolling it out this morning which did not remedy the pain.

It is in my left hip and goes down the top front/back section of my thigh.  Hurts mostly when I try lifting up my leg or inclines/declines.   

Running is my 'thing'... I feel lost without it.  How can I go from running high mileage weeks to nothing.  Major self doubt lately : ( I just want to be STRONG

"Running is a big question mark that's there each and every day.  It asks you, 
'Are you going to be a wimp or are you going to be strong today?'"
          - Peter Maher 


  1. Morning Debbie Downer! I'm sorry about the hip. This worries me a bit. Not trying to be Negative Nancy but with my stress fracture, my pain started right in my hip, it then moved almost to my butt, my groin and definite burning down the front of my thigh. They misdiagnosed me and didn't find the SFX until I had an MRI. Certainly not saying this is at all what it is but something to be cautious about. I TRULY know how frustrating it is to not know what's going on but be sidelined in the process.

    Don't run through pain girl. NOT fun to rest but every painful running step will just delay your recovery. I'm thinking of you and wishing you the very best in figuring out the root of this problem!! Keep your head up!!!!!!

  2. Aw man! Sorry to hear that you are having hip pain. Could just be your ITB. Keep foam rolling and try icing. And definitely rest. Take some more time off and re-evaluate in a few days. Keep us posted.

  3. totally feel ya! ugh. hope you feel better soon!

  4. oh no! rest up girlie! i know it is super lame, but it is the only thing that will get you back on your feet for the long run. no pun intended. ;) i feel you! hang in there!

  5. Thanks for the blog comment and I'm glad i'm not the only one with bruises from the foam roller! haha PS you are adorable and SPEEDY!!!! REST that hip!!!