Either running is the most frustrating sport there is, or I'm the worst runner ever. Or maybe a little bit of both.
Let me start by saying I've had this hip pain (I'm an old lady) for about 2 weeks. At first I was able to run through it and be ok, but this passed weekend I was supposed to up my run to 6 miles and made it about 2.5 before I had to stop. The pain was excruciating and I just couldn't go any further.
I spent Monday night with a runner friend and a few of her runner friends and got some good advice, was shown some hip strengthening exercises, took a couple of days off to recover, and thought tonight I'd be able to make it. Now keep in mind, my long run is only 6 miles right now, so during the week I'm only supposed to run between 3 and 4 miles. Tonight was just awful...hip was hurting, I had no drive, no stamina...I just didn't even want to be out there. It was almost like I had never run before. Ok, that's a little bit of an exaggeration, but not much. I have two and a half months before I'm supposed to run 13.1 miles. Can someone please remind me what made me think that would ever be possible?? I'm just so disappointed in myself.
I'm going to give it a go again tomorrow and I have another chance at the 6 miles this weekend. Fingers crossed...