January 26, 2017

At the age of fifty two I by no means believe that I am invincible. I was, however, a bit shocked when I headed out for my regular run today and had to stop one mile in because I was in excruciating pain.

Never in my thirty years of running have I limped home from a run.

After my run two days ago my right hip started to give me some trouble. By trouble I mean stiffness, pain and general acheiness. Nothing I couldn’t handle. Nothing I hadn’t felt before. The next day was better and I thought I was in the clear.

How then, could today have gone so wrong?

Could it be that thirty years of pounding the pavement have finally caught up with me? No, I tell myself, that just can’t be true. I’ll stretch, roll on it, I’ll rest….I’ll hope.

The Best Thing in Life is hope…..because right now that’s all I got.

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One thought on “January 26, 2017

  1. camparigirl January 28, 2017 / 10:04 pm

    I hope it is all gone now but I wanted to let you know I just read an article in the New York Times on the myth that running ruins your knees – apparently it is not true. Runners’ knees adapt and get stronger. Hip pain – aches and pains par for the course of getting old. I was in shock too when I started getting my share. How could it be? Me? So fit?

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