i woke up this morning and my hip was not really any better despite the good night's sleep and the three advil.
my sister and i walked to work, and i was hoping that it would loosen up a bit, but i kind of gimped around all day. i had decided to run at the gym that day because of the rain, and it would be my first foray with the new ipod, which, by the way, i am keeping.
running on the treadmill is very different. first off, it's very boring. i had my music and the tv - entertainment tonight is the perfect tv show to watch soundless by the way, you get all you need to know from the celebrity shots. anyway, i was going to try to do 4 miles at a 12 minute mile.
unfortunatly after 2...my hip was en fuego. even my co-worker hank's great training tunes (thanks hank!) couldn't keep me going. i think it was probably smart to stop running. i briskly walked for another mile and a quarter or so because it didn't hurt as much as running and then stretched for a long time.
by the time i got home, it seemed to be much more loose, and even though every time i get up from where i'm sitting it's tight, i have a feeling it will be better tomorrow. of course, i did start web-medicating myself, and discovered that it indeed could be the it band, OR i could have an uneven length legs or an uneven pelvis. hmmm. i'm going to keep an eye on it, and if it keeps bothering me, i'm going to check it out with a doctor.
oh! i forgot to tell you last post - we might run a 1/2 marathon in october. the staten island 1/2 marathon. how scary and exciting is that!! but, i need to run 10 miles by October 8th (i think)...more details to follow, but see! there is no time for injuries. no time at all.
today's mileage: 3.26
total mileage: 76.5