So I went to see the doctor yesterday about a problem/pain I’ve been having in my hip. After 30 plus minutes of her twisting, pushing and just causing me discomfort she decided to send me for an MRI. She thinks that I have torn or damaged my cartilage in the hip which is causing the pain when I move my leg certain directions. Thankfully there is no pain during walking, running or hiking. So she said that I could continue to run and train for my half and full marathons. Now of course that was with the caveat that if I start to feel pain then I have to stop and come back to the office. So now I have to wait for the first MRI which is scheduled for the end of this month to discover what the problem might be. Unfortunately she told me that I will most likely have to go through an additional MRI for them to diagnose the problem. The doctor also said I had to start using my foam roller more because of IT band issues. Lucky me…I hate the foam roller, its painful!!!
So until there is pain while running or they tell me otherwise I’m containing my path down training for a marathon. This morning the base had a 5K for Sexual Assault and Bystander Intervention Awareness month. And you better believe that I was out there, especially since it was an alternate duty location (in other words I got the morning off from work to be outdoors). I finished in 32 minutes; I’m almost back down to a 30 minute 5K. Its nice to start seeing improvements finally. I’m attempting to run my July Chicago half marathon in 2:15. I shaved 12 minutes off my last half marathon time so I believe that 15 minutes is possible. Regardless of the time its going to be fun and I have time to do a little site seeing while I’m there.
Otters news, I have ten days left of class. I cannot wait for this class to be over with. The group project is becoming a never ending layer of craziness. All I have to do at this point is pass the final and group projects with an 80 percent or higher. As long as I get at least a “B” in the class that is all I care about. I’m looking forward to the time off from class. I will not be taking a class this summer. I plan to enjoy the outdoors, some reading, and a little traveling.
Safe journey to all…