Running the Fairy Tale Challenge Princess Weekend.
Weekly recap -
1/24 - Cross Training, massage and chiropractor
1/25 - off
1/26 - off
1/27 - 4 miles
1/28 - chiropractor + 6 miles
1/29 - 3 miles
1/30 - 9 miles
Last Sunday I ran 11.5 and then cross trained on Monday. Afterwards, my left hip was feeling super tight. Actually, it started feeling off a couple weeks ago but not painful. More like extremely sore. But the soreness wasn’t going away so I decided to go to my chiropractor and she thinks I strained my TFL which is used to help push off when you are walking/running. She said likely from “overuse”, i.e. my body isn’t used to running all these miles.
I’m trying to do all the things for it. Stretches, ice, foam rolling. Right now it feels fine. Mostly, my pain level is a 1, occasionally a 2. The last time I signed up to run a Half, I got shin splits 6 weeks before the race and ended up not being able to participate. I’m just really hoping my body holds up for this one. I’d be so crushed if I couldn’t run after all the time and effort that have gone into training!