Yup, I am injured. And yup, I did it during my Half Marathon. Boo! Right after I finished my Half, I felt a weird pain where my leg meets my pelvis...it might be my hip flexer...not sure yet. The days following the race I was super sore. So I denied that I was injured and said that I was just sore. I took 5 days off from running or any other form of exercise. Finally on Saturday I set out for a 4 mile run. As soon as I started I knew something was wrong. I could feel the pain again. I was run limping and I'm sure I looked pathetic. I knew I couldn't do 4, so I decided to do my 3 mile route. A half mile in, I knew I couldn't do 3. So I made myself finish 2 miles. I was not happy and finally accepted that yes, I am hurt, not just sore. After the run I could feel the pain for the rest of the day and was sore there. Now I don't feel the pain unless I lift my left leg. So I feel it running, going upstairs, things like that. Today it is not as bad as it was Saturday, but I still feel it. I am not sure exactly what is wrong. Did I sprain a muscle? Did I tear something? I made an appointment to get checked out so I know what to do to fix this, how long to rest it, and to find out when I can start running again...I am supposed to run another Half in just 6.5 weeks! We'll see though! Today I went back to the gym for the first time in two weeks! I took my Rep Reebok class and was ok for almost all the moves...it's a strength training class not cardio. The only think I couldn't do were knee lifts and jumping jacks during the warm up. Before class I tried biking for cardio and thankfully had no pain! Then after class I tried the elliptical and again had no pain. So thankfully I can bike and elliptical for cardio until I can run again.
So no running for now. My workouts will be biking, elliptical, and Rep Reebok. Half Training part 2 is on hold until I hear from the doctor what the plan is. This stinks!
Monday ~ OFF
Tuesday ~ Biked 4.4 miles, Rep Reebok, 15 min Elliptical (Check!)
Wedensday ~ Bike, Elliptical
Thursday ~ Bike, Rep Reebok, Elliptical
Friday ~ Bike, Elliptical
Saturday ~ OFF
Sunday ~ OFF
My plan might change after I meet with the doctor. I'll keep ya posted.
Now for some pics of my kiddos to lighten the mood. :)