I can’t believe that it’s been a year since I trained and ran the San Diego Rock n’ Roll Marathon. I think to this day it is one of the hardest physical feats that I’ve put my body through and boy am I still paying for it now.
The past year since the race has been a hard one since I hobbled (haha) across that finish line. I went from really struggling with the fact that I even ran a marathon to trying my hardest to recover from Piriformis Syndrome, which btw is STILL in the process (and driving me crazy because I’m dying to train for a half marathon or 10k again!).
I’ve been giving it some thought this year, reading about everyone else running either their first, or their umpteenth marathon, and it’s really got me hankering to run another one. I would really love to run San Diego again because a part of me feels like I need to redeem myself over what happened at the dreaded mile 18, but then again, I just love SD and really want to run there.
But, at this point in time it is not at all possible. I am still having some trouble with my hip muscles not cooperating with me and it’s taking forever. I’ve been strengthening them via lifting and doing Insanity along with lots of stretching, icing and advil, but it’s being persistent and stubborn. I’m trying to be patient but I think it may have become a chronic injury which is a bummer, but what can I do? Not much but rest and hope it gets better. I’m secretly hoping that while I’m in Peru and basically not really able to exercise that it will give the muscles some serious time to rest, recover and rejuvenate so I can start training again! But for now, it’s Insanity and Bobbi’s Bootcamps at home!
I still really can’t believe it’s been a year since I ran that race, but then again I can. It seems so far away, but as I reread all my entries the anxiety, pain and confusion over that race all come flooding back to me. Only time can tell now if I’ll ever run another again, how it will go, and if I’ll feel differently afterwards.