Since the Mothers Day Classic I have been putting all my energy into treating my hip bursitis. I have been using the reformers at the Physio twice a week and over the last 10 days have been also doing home exercises everyday specifically for the hip. I have still been able to run but keeping the distances short, 5 – 6.5kms three times a week. I have to say I am loving my running at the moment 😀 I can honestly say, my hip feels so much better in taking these steps and I feel like such a doofus as I should have done this a very long time ago!! I couldn’t make an appointment for a review with the original physio I saw as she only works evenings now, so, I had to swap to another physio. I read the profiles on each physio and picked one who is a long distance runner. When I was reading about her on the Alphington Sports Medicine website, I was thinking her name rang a bell and I have since found out it is the Karen Natoli, the womens winner of the 2006 half marathon at MM 😯 Very excited about this appointment!
I have also made an appointment with the Pod on Monday to get my orthotics reviewed as it has been over a year since I have had them. It is my intention to to run my first half at the Melbourne Marathon in October so I want to get on top of absolutely everything.
I did enter the 10km Run Melbourne but I am going to check with physio to make sure it’s ok to do. My instructions were to only do shorter runs but my hip is feeling so much better so I am hoping I can do the 10km. If I have to, I will downgrade to 5km.
Life on the home front has been really busy which is why I haven’t really been blogging much. I tried a couple of times to do a quick “the week that was” but before I knew it, I was half way into the next week. In the end I just decided to take the pressure off and not blog so much. I have mainly been reading and posting a little on the Ausrun and Coolrunning forums to keep my finger in the pie and for a bit of a laugh, Coolrunning has supplied a few laughs I must say 😆
So all is well in my world apart from my chaotic home life but my running world is certainly making up for that, can’t wait to start increasing distance again 😀
P.S As you can see I have changed my template again, I think I am having a mid-life crisis, pms!! I think this one is here to stay, if I do get bored with it, I can change the colours 😉