So I did it.
I totally pushed my luck today and I *might* be paying for it.
I ran 3 miles.
I had been able to run two miles this week, twice with no real consequences if you will. I ran them, they felt pretty good. As mentioned before, I discussed with my Physical Therapist the possibility of running a 5K in the next few weeks. He said No, and I think he meant it.
So for some reason, with some time off today, I decided to try and see if I could run 3 miles, which is about a 5K.
The run itself really went OK. I had some trouble, as expected on the Hills, and ended up walking a little bit here and there. In general though I felt fine during the run. No pain, no problems. I sang this song the whole time.
After the run, the gym was pretty empty so I took advantage of this, and did so of the PT exercises that I can only do in PT or when there is no PT (Weekends/early morning/late night) I did the one with the sports band that tends to light up my adductor for days after. I really have to keep at that one, one of these days it won’t be as bad. Then I proceeded to do a bunch of abdominal stuff, more hip stuff, and what not.
To cap off my day at the gym, I spent 25 minutes swimming laps in the pool. I started to note that my whole hip area was not feeling that hot at that point.
Now, about 10 hours later…
Sort of like this lovely image, but more painful. I keep thinking “All lit up like a Christmas Tree”
I stretched and iced after all this stuff.
Still I am finding that I indeed do have some real pain. I iced again, and maybe it will be alright.
We will see. I am really really sore, but really hopeful that I soon will be thinking and prattling on about actual training plans, and not Physical Therapy.
And yep, I’m registering for the 5K. I figure I can do it, and i now have a week to recover…. PT will be a bit upset if somehow he is either racing that day or gets wind of it….
I hate to admit it, but that very fact makes it more interesting!!!! I am such a nerd!