I decided to change the name of my blog....at least temporarily. The url is the same so it shouldn't mess up anyone's feeds. I'm still hooked on trails...they're my favorite place to run. But the new title reflects how I've been feeling lately. Wanting to live in the moment. Wanting to enjoy and appreciate life as it is happening now.
In running news, I skipped my Tuesday run and walked 4 miles. Since I maintained a 15 minute pace I decided to add the mileage to my running log. Walking is good practice for ultra's, right? I skipped Wednesday's run and went out for a 6 mile run on Thursday. The first 5 felt great, but my hip started to hurt the last mile. Thursday I also had an adjustment and received some helpful advice from my chiropractor, who specializes in sports medicine. I wasn't able to get in for a massage but scheduled one (and another adjustment) in two weeks.
Today I went out for another 6. I had a moderate amount of pain the whole run, but I could feel it getting better as my hip loosened up. I'm going to keep up the stretching and foam rolling and stick to moderate runs, as long as it doesn't get worse. Although I'm still feeling some pain when I run, it's staying isolated right at my hip. I know the corresponding muscles I need to work on strengthening too. I feel like I know my body well enough that I know when I can keep pushing and when I need to pull back and rest. Hopefully I'll be able to get back to some longer runs soon.
My next event is the Timberline Marathon on Sept 15th. I probably won't be as well trained as I would like. But I feel like my overall fitness level is high enough that I don't need to worry about it. I'll just go out and enjoy. Life is now.