Last week I decided to kick running up a notch to see how I would handle back-to-back runs. I accidentally (trails were blocked off and so I ran more than planned) ran just shy of three miles on Wednesday and then ran 2 miles on Thursday. I did well!
The three miles went really smoothly. My hip wasn’t any more sore than after a 2 mile run so I’m considering that a gain. I stretched really well afterwards and was pleased with how my hip was holding up.
After the run the following day, my hip was a little tight and a little more sore but nothing that would cause me any concern. I really was hoping that I could push it and go for another run on Friday but that wasn’t going to happen. When I woke up, my hip was tight and a little stiff. I didn’t want to risk a run so I went on a 4 mile hike instead.
So far I’m very happy with the progress that I’ve made with this stupid hip issue. I can still run and even though there is some slight soreness afterwards it’s not a big deal. As long as I continue to work on stretching it out and do strength exercises I should be back in tip top shape pretty soon. I’m also going to start rotating in some three miles runs. It may sound silly but I’m super excited about that!
Hopefully I’ll be able to add running back to my routine full time! I love working out but nothing makes me feel as awesome as running does.