September 30, 2003

running again

After taking a few days off from running, I'm happy to say that I'm back (albeit slowly)! I'm under doctor's orders to run only about 3 miles a day, 3-4 days a week for now. The diagnosis of my injury is a muscle strain, which (I think) caused both my hamstring and glute to tighten up, which caused the hip pain. I'm doing extra stretching, taking some anti-inflammatories, and expect to be increasing my mileage again soon. My coach keeps telling me that I have time - be patient, let myself heal completely, and I'll be better for it in the long run. Keep your fingers crossed!

September 30, 2003 at 11:13 AM | permalink