Yesterday I set out for a 7 mile run with the plan of pushing it at some point. The first half is pretty much uphill with some down but mostly up so you can guess what the way back is since it is an out and back. It is kind of gradual both ways with one big hill in the middle.
The first half I averaged miles in the low 9s and was pretty happy with it. I felt like I was relaxed and not pushing too hard and the way back I decided to push it. I averaged in the low 7s for the way back and it felt really really good!
I was kind of expecting my right hip to be sore today, but... it isn't! It feels better than it did yesterday :) I kept questioning whether or not I should just quit running entirely for awhile until both hips were healed and felt better. The reason I decided not to was that my left hip feels 100% better and I ran the whole time it was getting better.
The easier and way lower running mileage has been huge. I have cut back to three running days instead of four and went from 40+ miles a week running to less than 20 for the last couple weeks. I added a day of cycling instead and have been doing my PT, and HIIT training 3-4 times a week.
I am optimistic that hopefully in another couple of weeks I will be running with no hip pain for the first time since.. late March! That would be so exciting to me.
After yesterdays run, my little sister and I took our youngest ones to the local park to play. I went home and did two ZWOWs and a Bodyripped workout. I guess I just had a lot of energy yesterday!
Here is my daughter doing "pushups" while looking at the "bad broken boat" (the Titanic) She told me it would be a bad boat to ride in. What can I say she is pretty smart!