Remember how I was so excited that I reached my goal and ran 50 miles a month all last year? Well, I've kept it up this year, at least until now. For some reason, (um, laziness?) I just haven't been running much this month, and while I've been trying to make up for it the past few days, I'm realizing I may have my first injury. My left hip is hurting. It's not horrible, yet, but I'm not sure I want to make it any worse. It started after the second 10K that I ran last month, and I noticed I've had hip pain off and on since then.
I noticed it more during yesterday's run, and it kept hurting the rest of the day. Nate had me ice it last night. (Honestly, there's so much padding there, I'm not sure the cold actually got through to where it needed to go!)
Despite hobbling around like an old lady, I was still trying to figure out a way to reach my 50 miles for March. As much as I don't want to give up, I really don't want to do any permanent damage, you know?
I think I have such 'all or nothing' mentality, I'm afraid that if I skip a month I'll just wind up giving up all together.
So, yeah. I'm bummed.