I should say, my hip doesn't lie and it is telling me to cool my jets with running for a bit. Since the race, my hip has been, I will say, a bit uncomfortable. I am refusing to say injured because of the wave of "I told ya sos" that would come my way for not being prepared for the race. I have been seeing the chiropractor for treatment. They have been using The Stick on me (not a sexual reference), some deep muscle therapy, and yesterday I received an ultrasound treatment. Heat. Stretch. Ice. Repeat. The good news, is that it is starting to feel better and I do not have any restrictions. I am being cautious though and just walking right now. I would be lying if I said I wasn't disappointed that I am not running...but I guess it is better than being completely laid up.
Dealing with this has made me realize that I need to go back to Pilates. I was doing really well when my core was a bit stronger. It has been six months since my last Pilates class and I lost most of the strength I gained. I quit because I was bored and I felt that I could use the time to do more aerobic type workouts. I learned the hard way that my body that has been battered by having children cut out of me and I really need this type of workout. So, I am resigning up to start next Monday. Boring or not, I like the instructor and she does have a good routine (even though it does get monotonous). I need to suck it up and go because it will help me get back into my running shoes quicker.