>> Saturday, November 16, 2013
Last Saturday, I posted some images from my MRI, and then on Wednesday, I posted that I went for a quick run. Here's a bit more on that...
THE GOOD NEWS is that the MRI showed nothing wrong.
THE BAD NEWS is that the MRI showed nothing wrong.
My Doc said that I should try an easy easy easy easy run. She said there's no tissue issue that I can make worse, so it was worth a try. As I posted on Wednesday, I went for 24 minutes that consisted of alternating 5:00 walking and 2:00 running. So I ran for a total of 0.77 miles in 6:00. And it wasn't great.
My hip was hurting a bit right away, but I wasn't limping. I had some pain just above the inside of my knee liked I'd been having for 10 weeks. My hip felt tight and sore. I had some slight sharp pain in my knee, but it wasn't horrible. It felt like the start of the half marathon at the beginning of Sept - my last run where I only lasted 3+ miles. I was bummed. The run reminded me how much I loved getting out on my early morning runs, but it showed me how I was still very injured and how it will be months before I'm running again.
My hip was achy the rest of the day. It felt a bit better on Thursday. And by yesterday it was feeling like it had been feeling for the week before the run. I was hoping to try another quick run earlier today, but I ran out of time. I don't think running will help anything, but I want to give it another run or 2 before I rule it out. But I think I'm probably done running until Spring - I think I just need a few months to heal up whatever this is. (The best guess is still my first Docs guess of it being something sacral that's radiating down my leg.)
So I'm trying to do other stuff. I'm doing a LOT more swimming than I'm used this time of year. Here's Oct and Nov from last year:
Also notice the HOURS of "strength" work which is mostly good core work and PT exercise for my legs / butt / hip. Gotta blast that ass.
Oh, and the purple "sport" hours are the time I've spent demolishing, framing, siding, painting, etc on our new garage. So my injury has been timed well for that - lots of time to get dirty outside. I'll post some photos of that project soon.
So to wrap this up:
1. I still don't know what's wrong with my legs / knee / hip.
2. I'll try running another time or 2 this week, but I'm not expecting much.
3. I'll most likely not be running for another 4-6 months.
4. My time not running is being spent well working on our new garage.