Is This The End of Running?
Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Well okay so I guess I need to take some time off from running since I have bursitis in my hip. But of course me being stubborn and dumb still ran a 6 mile run in pain this morning. I woke up and ran to work. Knowing that I've been in pain for a week. That overtime I get out of a chair I limp for a bit before I'm comfortable walking. So with all the pain I ran 6 miles. But I'll be taking a week or two off from running and I'm applying Voltaren Gel to my hip. Hopefully I'll be running in a few weeks. If not on my way to work on Thursday. Kidding, sorta.
Since I was in pain I ran damn slow. 11:06 average pace. Well I also have a few mishaps while running. I dropped stuff while trying to adjust my water belt thingy. I didn't need the belt for my water as much as wallet and phone. My work clothes, a workout shirt and breakfast was waiting for me at work. So I was all set. I was working two short shifts in two different departments today and had 4 hours off in between. So my plan was to take a class at 12:15 then grab lunch somewhere.
Some damn chart about pacing and elevation which doesn't matter much when every step hurt.
Now the lower elevations are slower in pacing which so makes sense. A little internet self-doctoring found me reading that running down hill has some relation to bursitis. Whatever. I'm no doctor or runner so what do I know? I know how to feel pain and slow up! The first few charts are via RunKeeper GPS application while the one above is my Nike+ Sportband. Yes, I use both to track my running. Now I guess Nike+ is 5 Years Old and Nike is having a party.
When I uploaded my run into Nike+ I got this little graphic which then lead me to a Facebook page that when you like reroutes you back to Nike+ to join a challenge to win cool stuff:
Nike+ is turning 5. Let's celebrate by doing what we do best – running! For every 5 kilometers you run, you'll be entered to win a trip for two to Chicago or San Francisco, along with two spots in the Bank of America Chicago Marathon or the Nike Women's Marathon. Damn it! I want to win cool stuff. F' the bursitis I'm running! I want to run the Chicago Marathon! Anyways...if I stop running now for the month I missed my goal of running 10 more miles then last month by running the same extact miles as last month. Grrr...
I had planning running this run again on Thursday and then again on Saturday. But alas I guess not. Or will I?
Now once at the gym I did Arms & Chest. But I gotta say after running an hour I so don't feel like lifting weights. At lunch I took the 30 minute Arms & Abs class then stuck around for a Balance Class. I was the youngest person by at least 30 years. I actually had a great time as I knew many of the class members. The class isn't something I'd take again it reminded me of grade school PE class for people 70 and up.