Monday, December 21, 2009

I need my run!

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.

13 comments:

Tina at Gotta Run Now said...

It's hard to stop running. I hope your hip fully recovers during your break. Rest up!

Robbie said...

Don't "mess" up...rest! You're such an inspiration to others, just be careful! Hope to see you soon!!

Keri said...

I hope you are able to recover! I am like you, I love my running when I know I am going to eat a lot more!

shellyrm said...

It's hard to not running. (Obsessed runner talking here!) BUT having a dr tell you you can't run or else if WORSE.

Sending thoughts of strength for resting your way!

The Happy Runner said...

It's tough. I know. But, soon enough, you'll be back out there!

Merry Christmas!

Our Love on the Run said...

EXCELLENT idea!!! I'm sure it was a hard one but you are doing the right thing! 2010 will be a better year for your hip! rest up!

Darrell said...

"I just need my run" - ain't that a true statement. I can so relate.

The time will go by quickly and then you can get a great start on 2010.

Merry Christmas.

lindsay said...

i like training through thanksgiving/christmas too to help with all my eating! :) i haven't been running much lately myself though :(

best to take these two weeks off though so you can be 100% for boston! in the event you do eat a little too much, i am sure your training will balance it back out.

dawn said...

ginny, i'm with you, and about to blog on a similar topic. i'm having a slow recovery after vegas, and i'm frustrated. chin up, you're doing the right thing! you'll be a-ok too. :) merry christmas!

Meg Runs said...

Your body will thank you for the break and rest! I'm in the midst of high mileage for my marathon in four weeks!! It's SOOO hard at this time of the year to stay tough AND I've had a hip issue myself and with Boston training starting soon...I'm tempted to rest up too! You're smart, rest up and you'll be so happy you did! Merry Christmas!

Jennifer said...

Happy Christmas my dear friend! Rest up and you'll be so ready to go in a few weeks. I'll alwyas be able to run with you on the 'slow' days. Cheers!

Terri said...

Hang in there I know resting is hard. You have been training like superwoman so don't fret it. Keep your eyes on the bigger goal! Tell yourself for the next 2 weeks "I need to rest"
Have you looked up that stretch that did wonders for my hip pain?
Hope you have blessed New Year!

Terri said...

Hey Ginny, Here is a link to that stretch I told you about. What a crazy name, but it absolutely fixed my hip problem. I really lean into the stretch and was told I could use a wall to brace myself so I could lean. I still feel silly doing it in public=)but it makes my hip very happy=)I hope it works for you.

http://www.abetterway2fitness.com/stretches.htm