What? No running during the holidays!
It's been a few days since i have checked in so here goes: I thought the hip was healed, ran a 9.5 mile run with Jennifer last Wed. and was fine on the run, but later that day, while driving around, I could feel some mild pain in my hip. I ran again on Fri. with no pain while running. Sporadically, I continued to feel something going on in my hip. So although I want to continue running, especially at this time of year, I have decided to attempt a 2 week break from running. I hope this will allow the hip to continue to fully recover. I am getting nervous about it. Although the pain is very mild and is not present while running, I need to try to let it heal, before my official start of Boston training begins. Ideally, training would have already started, or at least I would continue working on my base training, but at this point, it will be much smarter to delay the training.
So currently, my next scheduled run will be Jan. 1st, or Jan. 4th. As stated previously, this is NOT good timing. The holidays with all the goodies - I need my run. The cold - my favorite time to run.(I can find no good use for the cold, except to run). The holidays - let me just say, I need my run. Yes, I am walking, but it's not the same - I need my run. My yearly business "crunch time"(2 more days) - I need my run. Basically - I just need my run.
For several years I have run a Jan. marathon. ( Disney 2 times, and Houston this year.) I really like that because it puts my high mileage around the holidays. Most people hate that, and schedule around this time of year, but for me, I like to have high mileage during this time of year, for a lot of reasons.
O'well - 2 weeks will be over soon. I just hope that is enough.
In the mean time, I would like to wish all of my blogger friends a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year!
Looking forward to good things in 2010.