if you follow me on dailymile you'll know I've been good at getting in 20+ miles in a week. what it doesn't tell you though, is that those miles aren't technically mine. sure, i've run them but those miles have been accrued by running with clients. and given that high mileage already I'm not doing any of my own running. My NYC marathon client was on vacation last week so I finally had the chance to get in my own run on Saturday and I was ready to bust out my first 10-miler.
My right back side had been hurting me since Fathers Day Sunday but I didnt think too much of it at first even though I couldnt even lay on that side and i'm a right side sleeper. By Thursday i was ready to find out what happened so after a few frantic calls to my doctor, he got me in but the diagnosis was lame. It could be anything from a sprained/pulled muscle to a fractured or broken rib. His recommendation was to lay off any pulling, pushing etc. and take some Aleve.
I admit I probably over did it on Friday, first I was helping my mom with her garden work and then I was doing my own garden work. I totally forgot about the "do not do list" so around 5, as I was getting up from pulling weeds, I felt a pop and sudden pain. The previous pain was only felt if I moved the right side or laid on it but now, it hurt standing, walking basically any movement so I rushed myself to Urgent Care, only to find out the same diagnosis but this time I was ready to listen.
I did nothing Saturday and Sunday.
I run for a living, which means I need to be in stellar condition Monday-Thursday.
A new 5K group started yesterday and the 30 seconds of running which translated into 3 minutes was just enough yesterday. Today my side already feels considerably better and hopefully the 10 minutes Ill be running tonight with my other 5K group also won't aggravate it. Thursday is my clients 9 miler, and if my back isn't better by then, I'll be biking alongside her.
I'm not gonna lie...I'm a bit frustrated, a bit concerned about the frequency and mileage I am putting in a few short days and how it's going to play out in the long run (hihihi no pun intended!). I'm mentally committed to the Grand Rapids Marathon but I do fear what the long term ramifications are of all this running.
I guess only time will tell...