Well, I caved. I decided I was being stupid trying to run through my hip/groin/thigh pain. Perhaps if I just take a few days off I can eliminate the problem instead of dragging it out. At least that’s what I’m hoping. Maybe I will come back to running in a few days and find that it still hurts, but then I can take more steps to address the situation. I want to run a race on April 27, so if missing a few days gets me to the starting line feeling good… so be it. Luckily for me, today was super rainy/windy/gross out.
I had to wear a fleece jacket and rain boots to take B (fiancé’s dog) on a walk!
It was definitely a lot easier to stay inside! My apartment looks out onto a main road and I always see a lot of people running by on warm/sunny days; this way no one was flaunting their run ;)
Anyway, since I definitely have some psychological issues with not working out, I decided the best way to handle the next few days is to do things that I like and focus on the positives so I am not pining over my missed runs. For instance, I will get to watch one of my favorite shows on the MLB network (Intentional Talk!) that I never get to watch because that is when I am running or doing my other workout: definitely a positive! I was able to use my normal workout time to book the DJ for my upcoming wedding: positive! Also, I came home and put on some yoga pants and my favorite leopard slippers and didn’t have to worry about getting out the door to get a treadmill: positive!. I decided to ignore Instagram for the tonight, too, so that I don’t feel jealous of what others are able to do. So, I’m just going to sit back, try to enjoy the time to myself, and RELAX.