My May running started out great! Through April and the first week of May I felt really strong while I was running. I had a lot of energy and was able to do some longer runs. I even ran the Indy mini marathon… and then my running went kaput. Post half-marathon my hip started giving me a lot of problems. I took 3 weeks of total rest – no running or walking for exercise. I tried running again, but it was no-go. Clearly my hip was not ready! So May ended, sadly, without any more running.
May run total: 24.75 miles
Over the past week I’ve gone for a couple walks – 20 or 30 minutes – and found that my hip can handle walking really well. Around the house my hip generally feels 95-100%, depending on what I’m doing. When I’m walking, it drops to about 90%, but it’s not pain, just soreness. And post-walking my hip goes back to 95 or 100% pretty quickly. Therefore, walking has become my exercise of choice, at least for now!
Dave passed me walking while he was out running this morning!
(Shirt from runningskirts.com – it’s super comfortable!) It was a beautiful morning and I’m looking forward to more quiet morning walks! I did 3.3 miles this morning, but would have gone longer if I’d had time. Tomorrow!
What’s your favorite time of day? Although waking up can be heard, early mornings are my favorite – the quiet, the gentle way the day starts, the way the air smells new and fresh.