will be my first run in a week. Yep. I’ve been off my feet for 6 days. It’s not hard to not run while traveling for work. And I made myself stay off the streets for today, just for one more day of rest.
And my first run in a week will be my first ever trail race. With a friend, I’ll be doing the NJ Trail Series in Morris Lewis Park. There were 3 options: 5k, 10k and half marathon. I’m opting for the 10k. I’ll go at it easy, because not only will it be my first trail race, it will also be raining (most likely).
I’m a bit nervous. It’s been easier than I would like to not be running. I don’t want to approach that slippery slope and stay on my arse all winter, but this hip/hammy thing has thrown me for a loop, and then the sore left ankle/foot isn’t helping matters.
But I think I’ve finally figured out this hip/hammy thing. My sports doc thought periformis, but yesterday on a Train Like A Mother Runner FB post, someone brought up HHT (high hamstring tendonitis/tendonopathy). When I googled it, I thought: “OMG! That’s exactly how I feel! That’s ME!” And because I DON’T have a medical degree or anything vaguely resembling one, I decided to self-diagnose (I’m smart like this). After hours of
time wasted google-searching and reading, it seems as though the stuff I’m doing (ART, GRASTON, light stretching, strengthening) is just about all I can do for this. One day at a time. With plenty of rest.