Frustration Nation

Gahhh, I don’t even know how to explain the weird pain I felt today.
I set up for a 6 mile run… 2 warmup, 2 tempo, 2 cooldown, easy as pie right?  1 mile into it, and I’m talking my Garmin beeped and it was literally right at mile 1 that I felt some horrid pain in my pelvis.  Yes my pelvis.  It was searing sharp, shooting, and hurting.  I had no phone to call for help, so I decided to try and walk it off and maybe it would go away and I could continue on.  Nope.  So I turned around and walked super slow the mile back home.  I was able to figure out that it hurt mostly on the left side and when I stepped on my left foot.  The pain subsided to a level that I could handle, but at first I didn’t think I’d be able to walk home it was so bad although there was no pain to the touch.  I was poking at my pelvis in the middle of the sidewalk during rush hour with no shame at all.  I’ve had this pain before, last year I remember clearly this happened on a run and I think I may have felt it yesterday when walking around but I wasn’t sure….now I’m sure, it was the warning sign. 

My first guess was that I had a small tear in my lower ab muscle on the left side where it connected to the pelvis… but I don’t think so anymore because I just did a sit up without pain and if I had a tear it would have killed right?  I think so.  My second guess is that I somehow tweaked a nerve in an unfortunate location.  I don’t know if this is possible, but I just don’t know what else it could be.

Anyways, it’s probably something strange that won’t appear again for a long time because it has no known cause.  This week was destined from the start to be a poor running week with low mileage, my long run is planned for Sunday, after a wedding weekend of festivities, and at least those are still going well.  I’ve been reading a lot about running lately and although the most important part of marathon training are the long runs, it’s also important to keep your weekly mileage up to build a good base.

Thankfully, Abe cooked dinner.  I was craving raman and he was craving pho, so he put something together into a soup with just about everything we had in the house using up all our produce.  I am thankful that I have someone who can cook and who likes to cook.  If I were on my own I’d blend up a smoothie, find myself a brownie, and call it a night, but this was of course much more palate pleasing because we added siracha!

Tomorrow we’re heading out for a wedding weekend in RI.  It’s all very exciting, I hope I remember to bring everything!  I can’t wait to try all the food : )

About Laura

Working mom trying to balance life and baby.
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