It has been 9 days since my last run and some days it makes me crazy to consider it while other days I've been relieved to not have one more thing on my to-do list.
My heel is feeling pretty good. I was on my feet a lot on Thursday and Friday so it was a little sore Saturday but nothing terrible. Hopefully this break is just what it needed to settle down.
My hip waxes and wanes. Very thankfully, it's not nearly as painful as it was a week ago, but it still hurts inside my hip where it seems the joint is located. The flexor area also hurts to the point of limping if I have to walk very far - meaning more than ~50 yards at a stretch...about the distance I had to walk while dragging Shane to see if there was another adult who could take my place in children's church because he misbehaves something fierce when I am his teacher, and Bill was home with the other kids.
I'm hopeful that I'll be able to run this Saturday at a local, low key New Years Day race, but I may just be cheering for my friends instead. So far I'm ok with that.
My new insurance kicks in next week so I can make a doctor's appointment if I don't continue to improve. I hate going to the doctor so I'm really hoping for some major improvement in the next few days.
I updated my sidebar with my 2011 (twenty-eleven or two thousand eleven???) races. The January races are more of a wish list at this point. The races that really matter to me are:
~ Race for the Birds - Hank and I plan to do the 4.9 mile trail run together
~ Frederick Half Marathon - relatively flat and I would love a blazing PR
~ Frederick Women's Sprint Tri - completing a sprint tri is my goal for this year
~ Frederick 10 miler - I volunteered this year and will get $10 off my registration. I'm a cheapskate and don't want that discount to go to waste. :)
Everything else is just icing on the cake.
So there it is.
I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to an incredible New Year!