My first step of the run my hip hurt. Not a scorching pain, but a warning kind of pain. I kept going to see if it would loosen up and to better assess how things are feeling. The pain eased a little bit, but I was running lopsided and awkward. And I felt out of shape, but that was because I’d barely run in two weeks. Maybe if I could do a little speedwork I’d get some spring back in my legs, but 1.5 miles I did run before stopping felt unpleasant. I considered if it would be fun to race feeling like this. The answer to that question was obvious.
Funny thing is that drive and anger I felt earlier today was gone. I can’t change where my body’s at– what is, IS, and what is ISN’T a fun place to race. So no Nationals. If I felt great in the run with the only problem being a pain in the hip, THAT would be frustrating.
I’m at a point where I need a break from training and then start back up from scratch. There’s more going on than the hip, although that’s the deal-breaker. It’s a pretty convenient time to do that when you discount the whole Tri Nationals thing actually. Work is extremely busy. The primary client of the small HR Consulting firm I work for is at a critical juncture. It actually takes some pressure off of me since now I don’t have to worry about balancing training & racing with huge work demands. That’s probably partly why I’m tired. Hmm. That’s mostly why I’m tired.
Anyway, so here we are. I find that most things work out well, just rarely as planned, so let’s see what my coming weeks and months have in store for me.