|Hello Margarita's....Yummy, yum, yum!|
Speaking of birthday party, I don't think I've posted this pic...
|Me and the Hubs at the big event|
As you've seen, I've been increasing the volume with my workouts over the past 3 weeks. Not necessarily increasing the intensity, but definitely increasing the amount of time. My bike has gone from 30 minutes to 2 1/2 hours. I've added swimming back into my workouts, as well as some aqua jogging. The result? A sore hip. Not horrible like it was just a few weeks ago, but uncomfortable. As in - just walking is uncomfortable. This, my friends, is not a good sign.
I decided to ditch my previous Dr. Chiro and visit with Dr. Chiro #2. Dr Chiro #2 specializes in Active Release Technology (ART). I've been noticing people on beginnertriathlete.com mentioning ART over and over again, and I have a friend who highly recommends it and referred me to her Dr...so, I thought why not? I had my 1st visit on Wednesday. Dr. Chiro #2 put me through some major torture! And, he worked on a completely different area than the original Dr. Chiro. Oh, and he told me to stop the stretches/exercises that I've been doing. Apparently, if it's the area he thinks it is (the rectus femoris), the stretches/exercises may be aggravating the area. Also, I have been asked to stop the elliptical, spin, aqua jogging, biking, etc., as that may also be aggravating the hip. Lovely. I went back on Friday for another
|On the Wong-Baker scale, the pain was an 8 before Houston. Now, it's around a 5. Better, but not great.|
I go back again 2x next week. I am hoping that he gets me back to running! If not, I've decided that I will take 4-6 weeks off from everything except swimming (with a pull buoy) and some strength training just to let the damn hip heal!
Due to the above mentioned issues, Galveston is not happening for me. So this is just not going to be my year for Galveston. I thought the same thing last year, because my work schedule was crazy. This year, it's the hip...I can deal with the crazy work schedule. Yes, I am
Well, I have decided that if the hip is not better after ART...meaning, I can't run, elliptical, spin, bike or aqua jog for several weeks, I am going to focus what I can do. I will swim. I will do strength training. My lower half and endurance may go to shit, but I will have a rocking upper body.
So yes, my 40th year is not going quite the way I had hoped so far. F*ck it...I will make the most of it. Things may not be starting out well, but I will kick this year's ass before it's over!
And, since I had 3 hours of my life back today (since I'm not able to do my scheduled 3 hour ride), I was able to meet up with some friends from grad school for brunch and hang out with the kids all afternoon...
|The Munchkin running a "time trial"...he was trying to beat the Kiddo's time to the next driveway and back.|
|The kiddo running her fastest!|
And, we picked out a new member of the family. He will be joining our family in just a few weeks!
|Am I cute, or what? And, I need a name!|
Hope you're having a great weekend!
Have you had to change your race plans due to an injury? How did you handle the disappointment?