This adventure is going to be VERY different from my last few adventures.
In fact there are two adventures I’m looking forward to in the very near future.
I know that I am less than three weeks past that stupid marathon. I also know that I am MISSING the routine, the gym, the outdoors.
Guys? I miss running.
Progress. It is awesome.
So. Adventures. No, I’m not doing another Ragnar (even though I would say yes to one in a heartbeat). No, I’m not signing up for STL’s April half marathon (or the October one, for that matter).
I’m moving on up.
September 14. I’m already excited.
However, there’s one more adventure I have to get through before I even consider training for something like this.
Next Friday I have an appointment with an orthopedist who specializes in hip injuries. You see, I have had this stabbing pain in my left hip when I walk more than ~300 feet since the marathon. I’ve dealt with hip soreness before, but in my right hip and more of an ache than a stab. It’s not debilitating, and I don’t limp (much….or noticeably), but I am absolutely petrified to even try to run on it. I won’t even go lift with it like this.
I am kind of scared as HELL about it. Best case scenario, I’m fine and just took longer to recover than I expected, so the doctor appointment will be a double-check. Worst case scenario, I’m heading for surgery.
Surgery is absolutely not wanted, but at least April has recommended to me the guy she had hip surgery with a few years ago.
One week. I’ll know in one week.