Since my last post i had decided to listen to my body, take the time out it was telling me it needed, so I did, took about 3 weeks off in total with a few single day runs thrown in just to test the hip and lower back out, until it felt right agian, I did take some NSAIDs to get me over the initial discomfort, I was never a big fan of them until I had my hip operation last year, during the first couple of weeks post op they were a godsend, so Im more likely to use them for relief than I was before. Obviously aware of the side effects. Anyway, I got back to running about 6 weeks ago, and Im not training with any real consistency, managing about 15miles per week, my groin still niggles and adductors a little tight after runs, but during runs lately I have been feeling little or no pain, taking regular days off is making all the difference. I would say my hip is not too far away from being as good as I can expect it to be, about 90%.
Just back from 3 days golfing in Mallorca (Island off the South East coast of Spain)…. if any of you are golfers out there I can recommend it, Arabella Golf resort, fantastic. The hip stood up to all that twisting motion, and I also had a few beers in the Spanish sunshine, when I think about how I felt 1year ago, compared to how energised my life is now I do not regret my surgery one bit.
The single morning run I managed, nearly got run down crossing the roads, don’t you know the left is the right side to drive on !!! 🙂
My cherished “Nike Zoom Marathoner” …. discontinued line, sourced at great time and expense by my wife, got pinched from outside my patio door (we were on the ground level) …. missing them already … or maybe they sensed I had been cheating on them by looking at Adidas Adios online !… (Click Here to View Full Post and Comments)