And … I’m back!

It’s been almost a month since I made it to my beloved Pacers Silver Spring Fun Run, thanks to a scary-sore hip. After a 30-minute “test run” last week, I braved the five-mile hill loop my running group did last night.

And you know what? I was fine! Tired and nervous the whole time, but fine! My hip’s a little sore this morning, but it’s nothing like the throbbing, terrifying mess it was reduced to after my standard five-milers a month ago.

We did the Grubb Road out-and-back I trained on frequently before the National Half Marathon in March. The run features several leg-burners through the gorgeous Colonial Village neighborhood near Rock Creek Park. (Need more hill-route suggestions? Check out my Examiner post for today). It just felt so good to return to my running routine, which I rely on to keep me honest about my workouts and sane for the rest of my days.

Next up: A BOSU and swim workout today. I’m thinking of reverting to an old favorite swimming-wise, a timed 1,650, followed by 5X200, then 10X25s, half of them sprint, half of them no breath (this last part is new, but in the instant-classic kind of way).


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4 responses to “And … I’m back!

  1. Glad to hear your hip felt fine during your run..I’ve had hip trouble myself and it is so sometimey..I never know when it’s going to act up again. Your Grubb road route sounds very nice.

  2. That’s great that you were able to run without pain! Keep an eye on it and don’t overdo it. I don’t take any pain medication for my injury because I want to be able to ‘feel’ my knee. Otherwise I’d probably run right through it.

  3. trialsoftraining

    I might have to meet up with the Silver Spring runners every now and then, that sounds like a good run!! 🙂 Glad your hip survived and behaved!!

  4. yay! glad the run went ok and the hip held it together!

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