Training for Tuesday: Everything I Thought I Knew Was Wrong

If you've been following along, you know that I've been dealing with a reccurrent hip injury since November (and, really, since last February). In December I decided enough was enough and that I needed to see a doctor. Not because it was hindering my running (it wasn't, really) or because it was really that bad (it wasn't, really), but I figured that, as I was coming up on a year without having gotten to the bottom of it, I needed to know what was going on so I could a) treat it and b) prevent it.

I started by going to a general physician and getting an X-ray done, just in case. After that came back normal, I started going to physical therapy. I first had a couple of appointments with my local PT, where I did a lot of generic stretches and exercises that, to be honest, I probably could have done on my own at home, but I felt better having a doctor tell me exactly what I needed to do.

I also made an appointment to see the running specialist my sister-in-law has been seeing for years (and she's not even a runner, that's just how good this PT is). They're in Raleigh and I'm, well, not, so I made a day trip for it, and when I walked into Abby's office at Run Raleigh PT, the heavens opened up and angels started singing. For the first time I felt like I had someone to talk to who truly understood the words I was saying, and I learned so much during my hourlong visit. As it turns out, this running thing?

Yeah, I've been doing it all wrong.

Sunday Sweats 2016 - Vol. 3

Apologies for the double dose of workout recaps! It was a busy week!

Sunday Sweats 2016 - Vol. 2

Training For:
Shamrock Half Marathon
March 20, 2016
Goal: sub-1:55, PR? (Current PR 1:49:34)

Big Sur Marathon
April 24, 2016
Goal: sub-5:00 (or at least finish before the cutoff of 6 hours)