2 mile slow jog on the treadmill (barely made it through, awesome details to follow)
55 minutes on the elliptical
Taught boot camp and did a very modified version of pretty much everything we did.
So, yeah, how ironic that I just wrote a post about all this exciting upcoming race news and not only could I not do the run I had planned yesterday, but now am sitting icing my crotch and researching osteitis pubis.
Funny how life works sometimes, yes?
Also funny that these guys think it’s cool to pretend to be in “jail”. Hmmm….
Not sure how I feel about that one.
So yesterday, I got the the gym in some pretty serious style if I do say so myself.
My groin/crotch area was bothering me a bit on the left side, but I didn’t think it was a big deal. After a quick shoe change into my Elixirs and ditching my pants,
I thought I would do an easy 7 miles on the treadmill.
Didn’t quite work out that way. At all actually.
As I started running slow, the pain got worse. I decided to shorten my run a bit, but as I kept running it started hurting even more. Part of me was telling myself I should just keep going, and the other part of me was saying to stop.
I stopped at 2 miles and switched over to the elliptical which didn’t seem to bother it.
Ugh. At least there was something good on TV to distract me. It’s also much easier to read on the elliptical.
Naturally I spent last night trying to do some Google research on what’s wrong me. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do?
I think I might have osteitis pubis.
I found this short write up about it and it seems to be exactly what I’m experiencing.
I’m really hoping it’s nothing too serious yet. I’m also trying to be smart for once. I’m resting, icing and listening to my body. I’m not going to lie, it’s much easier for me to just keep pushing myself than it is to rest and take the advice of others (including medical professionals), but I’m trying.
I have such a busy demanding schedule coming up on the next month so I really need to take care of this now.
Other random thoughts I’m having about it:
Thank goodness it’s now and not 3 weeks from now. I still have some time before Boston and some other big races coming up, so hopefully all will be better before then.
I’ve been telling myself for a very long time that I should be smarter about recovery and stretching, etc. I don’t foam roll, I don’t stretch. I should. I’m viewing this as a wake up call to get my act together.
It’s good to be humbled every once and awhile. Right when I’m feeling all cool about all my big events coming up, this happens. It’s good to put things into perspective.
I’m very fortunate that I have been able to run injury free for as long as I have. Hopefully this is just a temporary thing, but it’s all part of the journey.
On a much lighter note, we had our first official family movie night last night. We’d been planning it all week.
And, well, it was awesome.
We all had movie snacks too. My snack of choice was strawberries topped with a little plain Chobani mixed with sugar free maple syrup and sprinkled with some PB2 and my favorite cocoa powder.
He doesn’t quite have the skill yet.
I also tried to be a good mama and bring home breakfast for my boys after my boot camp class.
They’re getting a little too used to it I think because as I was leaving Judah yelled out to me “Bring us home some breakfast, K Mom?”
Oh, and, I know I’ve said it before, but seriously, the GNC Total Lean Vanilla Bean shake is the best coffee creamer around.
Which reminds me, for some reason my blog is being all wacky and my GNC post from earlier today is out of order. In case you missed it here it is:
Oh, and there’s still time to enter the Scotty B’s hot sauce giveaway.
Enjoy the rest of your Saturday.
Have you ever heard of osteitis pubis?
Anyone else have trouble making yourself rest?