Man, take care of your hips! They don't get better; they get worse. Start doing exercises when you can. It will make a huge difference! I can't tell you how many runner friends I know who are derailed due to hip injuries getting worse!
But I'm super happy you're keeping at it, and you have the runner's mentality of just pushing through the pain! :)
Hope you listen to Jeff, John!
http://johntownshend.com/wordpress/a-poem-written-on-the-bus-home-from-counselling/ I wrote this on the bus home and it felt very therapeutic. I had been talking about how much I enjoy using creativity as a release.
I feel I've changed in many ways since discovering some lost and far away memories. It wasn't pleasant, but I feel much better now than in the years before. Also, I like your poem, especially the name and one of the last sentences :D
Your poem is really good, John! Well done. I hope you can keep up your creativity as a hobby. It's quite relaxing being in your own world with creative ideas.👍
Wow, love that poem! I'm a literature student at university and wish I could write like that 😂 hope you found counselling somewhat helpful
I'm glad! 😊
Hope it's good news tomorrow
Thanks Cindy L.
I mean Cindy M!
Hope your appointment goes well tomorrow John!
He said I was catastrophising. He just said don't over do it. He also said I don't move my body enough when I run, so he had me trying to move differently when walking. It felt very unnatural... I felt awkward and useless...
Priority now is flexibility and glutes. Nothing like the rewarding endorphins after a l9t of stretching than I get after a run... This is going to be tough.
That was a terrible sentence. *Stretching gives nothing like the rewarding endorphins that I get after a run. .... ....better
Sounds like the appointment was useful. Glad to hear that.
Hope you feel better soon - loved the photos from your walk that you shared on Pen's post
I only walked back because I treated myself to a large calorific meal and thoughts if I walked I could work some of it off, and work off the rest later. Today's (was tomorrow) run was horrible because I just knew I couldn't push my hip through it.
So now I'm at home feeling sorry for myself. I feel as though the exercises I was given to prevent more hip injury have hurt me and it's uncomfortable to lie on my right side at night. I still want to aim for 25 minutes at the park run at end of Feb.
But I might have to push it back yet again to a later date. On a more positive note. I payed for a 10k race in the city centre in September. So that's my training goal for this year.
I just hope this discomfort goes away and doesn't turn into an injury like it has the last two times. My physio said to try and keep the running ticking over, but I'm very conscious of not pushing it, does the 8 minutes I did today even count?
I reckon if I stop being a mardy *** and think about this rationally I'll feel ok and be back aiming for 50 - 54 minutes in September. I felt so good mentally this morning but I haven't really got rid of the irritation underneath.
In spite of feeling irritable and sorry for yourself, and suffering from an injury you still are very productive and strong. Way to go! I'm sure you'll figure your hip out with the help of your physiotherapist. You are young and strong and healthy,
so I know it will get better and you'll get to your goal.
Thank you! I hope so. We can get within 1 point of top if we win in the late game tonight. I'll listen on the radio and I'll probably be feeling even more tense than I am at the moment.
Glad your mother is ok! I enjoy running in the rain sometimes, as long as it's not super cold!
Great to see you still having it AND making music. Awesome!
Thank you for taking the time to catch up with my posts, sweet friend. Hope you are well. 💕
Ha! John, sorry, but you're not the sweet friend who I was talking about. That's Lydia. 😆
haha I'm sure he won't mind very much, as he's also a sweet friend. 😁
He sure is & an inspiration to me for his commitment to running. I don't know how to get myself moving. Thanks, John! 🤗
Listened to IDLES this morning. Given me lots of energy.
ok, interesting band :)
Hope you had a good sleep :)
I did thanks. 💤💤🌴🌴💤💤🍄💤💤🍄🍄💤💤🌴🌴🏝️💤💤💤🏝️🏝️🎏
Oop! Two hugs for you! 🤗
Despite being pleased with my run, I'm feeling guilty about food because I'm desperate to lower my body fat %. I can get free tea and coffee at the bank and use their pool table and games room too - bonus.
My old friend was on TV last night. He was the transgender murder victim on Silent Witness. Last time I saw him he still used his birth name. It's cool!
Cool to know someone on TV! And great job with the run! Hills are hard!
Thanks for the hugs!
Sorry to read your day was *** :( You know if it was up to me I'd make every one of your days perfect. Nah, who am I kidding, I've studied to be a scriptwriter, so I'd probably make your life even harder! Big hugs
We could collaborate on scripts and have all sorts of fun, Alicia. We should do that! I'll get writing!
Are foam rollers worth investing in? My mum uses one, but I'm not sure what the benefits are
If you get a good (firm) one, it's as good (and painful) as having a sports massage.
You are a running monster, I want to have the same results one day :)
The result isn't the important bit. It's whether you enjoy the journey. You're already amazing and beautiful, so it doesn't matter.