Finally got in for my very overdue orthopedic appointment this morning at the Sports Medicine Clinic - turns out the dull hip pain is bursitis. Woo, fun!
6-8 weeks of physical therapy 1-2 times per week, then I’m back to see the doctor again. Luckily it isn’t a severe case, and the REALLY good news is that I can still run! If running hurts me, which is currently does not, she also recommended cross training of swimming and cycling - now seems like a very good time to start that triathlon training :)
So woo, super fun! Worst part is going to be figuring out how to get those 1-2 appointments/week in with my work schedule. Woohoo :-P
A special edition throwback Thursday -
GOOD LUCK DUMBO DOUBLE DARE RUNNERS!
Dave & I had a MAGICAL time last year participating in the back-to-back race weekend last year, the inaugural year for the Dumbo Double Dare! You can read my recap here :)
That was a race I felt so under-prepared for, but we ended up having an absolute ball!
If you are preparing for race weekend, check out the RunDisney packing list to make sure you have all the necessities.
Have a blast, runners!
Tried something new this morning and showed up at Harvard Stadium bright and early (6:30am!!) to run the steps with the November Project!
Oh. My. Gawd. I knew it would be hard - of course it is hard - but I think I made it through, at best, 10 sections. My legs were beyond the point of burning - they were shaking so bad I could barely make it back to my car afterwards!
I am very much not a morning person, and in the chaos of heading to the stadium, I forgot my water and forgot to grab anything for breakfast. I know I was setting myself up for disaster.
The amount of people there was AMAZING! Maybe it’s because the kids are back to school this week? There were a lot of young people there (who made me feel even more out of shape!) and I could hear multiple conversations from regulars about how many “newbies” were there that week. In any case, the place was jammed.
Major kudos to the guys running this on a weekly basis - looking around, it was easy to understand how they made the cover of Runners World. And even more kudos to the people actually “running” the steps - I expected to be able to get through at least half the stadium and wasn’t even close! I was practically crawling up them towards the end!
As much as I would love to take another crack at it, I don’t think this one will become part of my routine. More due to the 5:30am wake-up call and 20+ minute drive just to get to the stadium….it was just too much for this non-morning-person. If it was closer or more convenient, I would consider it. But between running and kickboxing - and soon to add cycling/swimming - I think I have my cardio dance card filled. This is just something I have been saying I wanted to try all summer, so I’m just glad I finally got my butt out the door in time to do it!
Maybe I’ll reconsider once my legs stop shaking ;)
I am the hero of my own journey
Love really is the most important part :)
Too many hours and way to much money spent to not love it!!
golden yoga - potentially the most happiness-inducing yoga of them all.