Monday, May 9, 2011

Hope It Was Wonderful

I hope you all had a wonderful holiday weekend this weekend!

I was hoping to post earlier today but I just didn't have it in me until now.  I am on an endorphin high right now so I figured this was the best time. 

Today was results day from my hip MRI.  I have been a nervous wreck about this stupid doc appointment all weekend long.  I actually had bad dreams about it last night....so bad that I shall not repeat them.  Anyway, my appointment was not until later in the day so I got up and did some working out before hand. 

This morning I had the pleasure of teaching the morning toning class at the gym.  I am just the fill-in help when they need someone but I really like this group of ladies (I think they told the men they weren't invited.)  It's a lot of older ladies so lots of people think this workout is not intense.  THEY ARE WRONG!!! These ladies work hard for one hour (ok, 55 minutes because they take the longest water break ever), I know I was in a full out sweat by the end of the workout.

Then I met my running buddy so we could map out our route for the No Bo meeting tonight.  It was later than we normally run so it was a little hotter, like 90 degrees hotter, but still a nice little stroll.  We had to stop about every quarter of a mile to mark the road so there were lots of breaks.

I then bolted back to the gym to get dressed and head to my ortho appointment.  I have been so many time they are thinking about jetting me in so I don't have to drive anymore.  I didn't know what to hope for.  Of course I want nothing serious to be wrong, but I wanted an explanation to why my hip has hurt for 6 weeks.  When I got there today, he walked in and told me, "There is nothing wrong with your hip."  I could have cried....right there at that moment I don't know how I didn't.  I know something is wrong, there has to be for it to hurt like this for so long.  Especially after I have taken it easy for the last week and a half in an attempt to make it feel better.  I didn't wake up one day and say to myself, I think I will come up with a phantom pain so that I can drive to M'boro and back every week for the rest of my life. 

I guess I am glad there is nothing wrong with my hip but I want to know why it hurts!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The only other suggestion he had was that maybe something is wrong in my back and that is causing strain on my hip.  So now I am going to the chiro to be adjusted and then if no relief I get to have yet another MRI!  Eh, how many times insurance will cover this procedure in one year!

So now that I have taken it easy for a week, I feel fat as a cow, there is no more easy workouts.  I am going back to my usual intense workouts.  Running faster, jumping, 2 a days, and all the things that I haven't been doing.  If it hurts my hip who gives a crap because there is nothing wrong with it!

Ok, my whine fest is over, maybe. 

This afternoon it was time for the group run with the No Bo group.  I just thought it was hot this morning....wow was I wrong.  Despite the blistering heat it was a spectacular run.  I had two women that ran with me the whole time.  We did our 3:1 intervals and after the second mile I actually gave them a mini walk break because it was soooooo hot.  One of the girls with me told me that she couldn't do the intervals the entire trip....guess what?!?!?!  I just love it when people push themselves further and realize what they are capable of!  We finished our 3 miles in one of our best times yet.  Just under 41 minutes.  These girls are going to be ready for our 5k on Memorial Day. 

I have one more workout tonight and since I am back in the workout grove we are going to make this one just as intense as the others.  I am making up for a week of hardly any workouts.  I haven't even decided what it will be tonight but I have 2 hours and 25 minutes to come up with something....and I think that is enough time to plan something good.

I'm glad I waited to post because if I had posted earlier it would have been nothing but bitching....at least now it was shortened to 2 paragraphs.

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