I haven’t been able to run since Monday and I’m going crazy. I’ve managed to pull something in my hip and while it is not as painful as it was earlier this week, it’s still slightly uncomfortable. I’ve been to the physio and I’ve been doing the exercises and stretches prescribed, and I’ve been icing/heating/TENS machining it since.
It’s terribly frustrating and I find that I’m looking at runners as they pass my flat or while I’m at the gym with envy. I’ve been able to do alternative exercises such as the elliptical and the spin bike, which is fine and all, but it’s not the same. I find that I’m more anxious and on edge since then, and it’s a combination of good and frustrating how much I’ve come to rely on running to clear my mind.
Hopefully, I will be back up and running sooner than later, because I’m not sure how long I can go without feeling like I’m back in control of my own body and mind. Luckily, I’m off to London for a few days on Sunday, so that will surely brighten my mood and hopefully by Monday, I’ll be able to pop out for a short run.