It's true... after two and a half years of running I've come across my first injury and it sucks!! It's my right hip and it hurts. a lot. well, more than it should at least.
I've kept it a secret and ignored it since March-ish and hoped it would go away. During my March and April half marathons, it would kinda hurt/twinge a little in the last three miles or so, but never after the run, so I thought no big deal.
I've cut back my mileage in the month of May and hoped it would go away completely, but I was wrong. I ran 5.5 not-too-hilly miles last night with the girls and by mile 3 I felt it back in my hip. I can't explain it too well: right hip soreness, kinda painful in my upper right butt cheek, going around my hip to the front and it feels muscular.
I know, easy to make a diagnosis, right? The good news is that it feels muscular or tendon-like, not bone pain/fracture style. But last night after the run and even after stretching it out, it was sore as can be. It was even painful as I slept, waking me up a few times. I got up and came downstairs to get an ice pack around 3am and it felt a bit better in the morning.
Today was a bit sore, but not horrible. Certainly not normal feeling, with a slight limp half of the day. So I have an appt with a sports massage therapist in the morning and I'll see how I feel after that. I'm supposed to run the Dexter Ann Arbor Half Marathon on Sunday.
If it is still sore tomorrow, I may have to have my first DNS :( This sucks, I want to run this race so badly!! Send healing, no big deal right hip pain thoughts my way :)