Ever since my first tri, I have been hurting like a little old lady after a bone-shattering car accident. I remember exactly when my left hip gave up on me – right at the start of mile two of the run. It’s been bothering me ever since. Now, I am successfully screwing up lots of other parts because of this hip. This morning when I ran, I favored the hip, which started botching up my knee. And the back is connected to everything. Hip is out of alignment just a little? Open the door for the back injury.
I purchased a great foam roller, which I am starting to swear by. I love it so much, I have dreams about waking up to roll. Trigger point therapy is not a new bag for me. In weightlifting, I would push my back against any available doorway, finding that trapezius point and digging in. I discovered the wonders of laying on the floor and rolling the points on a tennis ball. But with this baby triathlon under my belt, almost a month ago, I am still in shock about how much I am hurting. I want to go all out and run run run, bike bike bike, but I am clearly a little derailed by this hip issue (which I refuse to declare “injury” just yet).
I need to play this smart. I am scared that I will lose momentum if I slow down and give myself a chance to heal. But I am going to be in a serious situation if I do not chill out and fix what’s starting to crack a little.
And here’s something even stupider. At my desk today, I performed some nutty move with my pen, and now, I think I hurt my wrist/hand (!). How this is possible, I am not sure. And I can’t even claim some sort of worker’s comp, because I was at my home office today. Ha ha.