So the GREAT news I reported on Monday turned out to be not as GREAT as I thought. After racing on Sat. I did not run again until Wed. I went for a 4 mile run. I did not feel anything in my hip until mile 2. At that point, I could feel something in my hip. I wouldn't say it was hurting, but just more like a dull hint of aggravation. I finished the 4 miles and headed for the ice bath. Decided to take a break again on Thur. So Thurs. am I went to yoga, and walked 5 miles with a friend. No pain at all doing yoga or the walk. Today, I ran 5 miles. Today, nothing until around 3 miles and then the dual awareness again.
So I am 1 week out from the Huntsville marathon and 4+ months away from Boston. I really want to run Huntsville. I am sure it would be smart to bow out, and use the extra time to be sure to let the hip recover.
This is my first injury, or near injury. I HATE it! It makes me feel OLD. It also makes me wonder if this will be the beginning of recurring injuries that so many runners deal with. I have been so fortunate to run injury free for years. Bummed in MS, BUT it's snowing in South Mississippi (a rare occasion).
I will make the final decision around the middle of next week. I know the smart answer, but we will see if I am smart, or determined to run it. ????????