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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Running, or gasping for breath while flailing my arms hopelessly

I hate running, no I loathe it.  Running in an evil exercise that is designed to make the majority of the population feel inadequate. 
                                                     Ewwww. Running. Eewwww

Now Mr.ST loves to run.  He still holds some records at his high school for the track team. Welll... GOOOOD FOOOOR YOU!!!

Needless to say, he convinced me that we should do a 5k a few years ago.  I agreed and found a great program to download and follow online.  We went to the gym all the time and I was psyched to do my first real "run" with him.  The week before the race I was at the gym one Saturday morning and I went through my usual routine.  I love to stretch, so I was enjoying streching after the run and POP.  Something in my right hip just went wrong.  I cried and almost coudln't get up.  I made it home and had intense pain for about a week and finally went to the doctors. 

At first I was just given cortizone shots.  That didn't help.  Then came an MRI and it was confirmed I had a severe case of Bursitis in my hip.  GREAT.  Physical therapy followed and all that really gave me was a permanent bruise on my hip. Gross.

 According to SportsLink this is what Bursitis is:

Hip bursitis

What is Hip bursitis?


Hip bursitis is a common problem that causes pain over the outside of the upper thigh. A bursa is a fluid filled sac that allows smooth motion between two uneven surfaces. For example, in the hip, a bursa rests between the bony prominence over the outside of the hip (the greater trochanter) and the firm tendon that passed over this bone. When the bursal sac becomes inflamed, each time the tendon has to move over the bone, pain results. Because patients with hip bursitis move this tendon with each step, hip bursitis symptoms can be quite painful.

                                                                        Yea...it's not fun

It still hurts 2 years later.  I still have time when it pops and aches and is painful.  It's not something easy to make up either.  You can tell right when I walk if it's a good or bad day.  There is also a permanent "bump" on my hip where the main pain comes from.  I've finally gotten back to walking almost everyday and riding my bike is enjoyable again. 

So, my point.  Bridesmaid TM and I were G-chatting today.  I had just gotten done a walk/very small jog and she had jogged earlier in the am.  We started chatting about the 5K program and how much we liked it and eventually decided we MUST do a 5k in October some time.  I am all in. She is all in, and BM CV is all in too! YAY!

I told her I would train and work at it but it may take me some time because of how careful I need to be with running and my hip.

The bursitis also makes walking in heels uncomfortable - yay for heels at the wedding.

3 comments:

The Vintage Modern Bride said...

you can do it! you'll be great and just be careful when training/walking on your big day ;)

AlwaysWright said...

There's a reason not to run. But good on ya for wanting to do it. I agree I loathe it, well more the thought of it, when I'm doing it I enjoy it.

Diana Mieczan said...

Im not a huge running fan as well but so good for you for wanting to:) My Balazs loves running and he does it every few days:) Kisses and enjoy your Thursday:)

Ps: I’m hosting a beautiful jewelry GIVEAWAY today! Just in time for Mother’s Day!