Wednesday, May 31, 2006
Finally the day has come for my MRI! I am very excited because there will finally be a chance that I will get to find out exactly what is wrong with my hip. I obviously don't like the fact of the injury but I hate not knowing exactly what it is even worse. If I am told that my adductor/s in the right leg are torn and I need to completely rest for some period of time then I'm fine with that. If I am told that there is just a strain and some scarring and all I need to do is stretch and run at low intencity then I'm fine with that too. What I can not deal with very well is being in the limbo of laying back some to try and let whatever it is heal but on the other hand trying to stay somewhat active to try and keep up some level of fitness, strength and flexability.
I did go for a short run this morning though because it is the best my leg has felt in over a month. I "ran" 3.1 miles at a 12:45 per minute pace, which is about 4.5 to 5 minutes per mile slower than my pre-injury workout running pace. There was slight discomfort with just about every step but I'm not sure if that is due to injury, scarring over a healed injury or something new caused by the inbalance I've been living with. Anyhow, today is the day. I hope to have some answers by the end of the week.