Yesterday I wrote about being careful and adding a little more mileage this week. Yesterday I was not careful and now I am worried.
Yesterday, the morning was beautiful so I decided to run one of my favorite loops. Two days before yesterday I had run 10 miles for my long run, and my daily runs have been 2.5-4 miles, with a 5 here and there. Yesterday, I was reckless and ran 6 miles. I knew entering the park that doing the whole loop would be too much, but I ran past the turnaround that would make it 3ish and kept going anyway. I knew as soon as I got home that I had done too much.
Last night, my hip was twinging. I don’t want to say painful, but it was worrisome. This morning, it is not better. I want to hope that it is just tight muscles. Some aggressive foam rolling this morning offered temporary relief, and the first couple steps when I stand up from my desk hurt before it loosens up as I keep walking.
I wouldn’t have ran today anyway, but I’m doubtful that this will be gone by tomorrow. Tonight, I plan to do yoga and foam roll, which I really really hope will help. I’m worried and I hate being worried. Plus, stress does not help the body heal.
I’m trying not to regret yesterday’s run because regret doesn’t do anyone any good. I just need to learn from the mistake. At least I realized that it was too much, which is more than I have been able to do in the past, although next time I need to actually act when I realize that.
And now, the only words I have left are “uuuuggggggghhhh.”