After weeks of treatment my hip is finally better, and I have therefore been cleared to run in my first race of the season this weekend. Harry's Spring Run-Off takes place Saturday morning. This will be the third year year I've run it. I haven't run in weeks so who knows how it will go? It may be more of a walk-run, especially on the hills, but I just want to finish. I've been walking as much as I can because walking seemed to be the answer. The more I walk the better it feels so Dr. Wade said perhaps running on it would have a similar effect. Let's hope so! I'm tempted to go for a run this morning, but what if it makes it worse? I'd almost rather find that out on Saturday. Meanwhile, I will go on doing my stretches. I would have liked to go to another spin class today but I'm working at a fill-in for another leader. Maybe I'll go when I get home. I'm training with Bruce tomorrow and I know he'll have lots of good suggestions on how to make it through the 8K course.
It just feels good to know that once again I have overcome a physical set-back. The treatment wasn't cheap and will only be partially covered, thanks to Higgie's insurance, but I would willing spend the money, I will never give in to pain or let it keep me down for long. I've come too far for that.
During this time I'm made some interesting discoveries: I need to watch my food consumption very carefully if I'm not going to be more active, and while I still don't like Spin, it's a good form of cardio activity. It's about the only thing that's kept me going.