I have decided that I am getting all of the sickness and injury out of the way now, so I can be in tip-top shape for my March half marathon. If you have been following along with my injury saga, the problem has been identified- it’s (drum roll please!) the pectineus muscle. In case you are wondering, the primary function for the pectineus is hip flexion. Hmmm, I wonder if there is any hip flexion in running?
In addition to the pectineus being a pain in
the groin butt, I was diagnosed with early bronchitis this morning. I lost my voice last night, and it’s still missing. On a more positive note, I can now elliptical without pain! I hit the elliptical twice over the weekend. I did attempt to run again yesterday after ART. I allowed a minute or two to see if the discomfort would go away after warming up, but it’s still not happening.
I think that this time off from running is doing a couple of things: 1) It’s making me realize the enormity of my love for running 2) it’s a great exercise in patience 3) I am realizing that I now respect my body enough to give it the time it needs to heal. I am very much looking forward to a day in the near future that I can run without the groin pain, but I am going to be kind to my body and let it do what it needs to do to get better.
Is anyone else injured now? How are you dealing with the time off?