For those of you who are following along with my hip/groin injury saga, I thought I would give a quick update. I am in week 4 of no running (except for 1.5 miles run this past Friday and Saturday which don’t amount to much anyway!). I had two ART sessions last week and another one this afternoon.
At last week’s session, the chiro watched me run on the treadmill to analyze my gait and see if there were any imbalances. Well, let’s just say the left side of my body is jacked. Apparently, my left side is very tight- something that we had already determined in a previous visit.
Wait, that’s not all! Apparently my arches also collapse as I start running, so I am pronating inward, which is aggravating the good old right hip. I am sure you all have a lovely visual of me running now! I promise I don’t look THAT bad! So along with the ART, stretching, and strengthening exercises I am doing, I am also going to change shoes.
I am madly in love with my Altras, but they don’t have enough stability for me now. However, I discovered that they are coming out with a shoe that would be perfect, the Provisioness, so I am going to order a pair of these (they are brand new and shipping March 1). I can’t wait to try them out.
I did ask the chiro when she thought I would be able to run again, and she’s thinking about two weeks. I am in the acceptance phase of this injury, so I guess I am okay with it. I really just want to be able to run again, so I will do what it takes. The plans for my epic half marathon PR at Shamrock are going to have to take a back seat to the hip…