If it’s not one thing its another 

Good news! My shin feels great! It hasn’t bothered me for a while now. Yay for it getting better and not having a stress fracture! Now I just need to keep it this way. 

Bad news. Now my hip hurts again. My sister who is almost a nurse thinks I have a bursitis, and after doing some research that seems pretty legit. I don’t exactly condone self diagnosis, but dude, doctors are expensive, and in my experience, not exactly helpful. 

I didn’t think it would be an issue after it went away the first time. I did all sorts of strength training and stretching and it was fine for a while, but I guess constantly running on cambered roads didn’t exactly help. I swear these roads have made me ridiculously injury prone. I never had this many problems when I was running exclusively on a bike path.

On the bright side, this one just requires me to reduce the swelling and doesn’t exactly mean I have to take time off like I did with my shin (3 freaking weeks completely off in December, then a bunch of super easy weeks after that.) I’m definitely taking a day or two off until it feels a little better, but in the long run that’s not so bad. I just wish I could start upping my mileage again and start making some improvements. But baby steps I suppose. 

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7 thoughts on “If it’s not one thing its another 

  1. statomattic

    Some physical therapy clinics offer complimentary injury screenings (truly, they don’t charge you anything). Have you considered trying that? It might be worth looking into. I did that once when I hurt my hamstring, and they diagnosed my injury as (fortunately) a strain, and gave me stretches to do to help it heal. Didn’t pay a dime, and it was very helpful.

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  2. gingerjamsblog

    Have you checked your shoes? A new pair of quality running shoes can go a long way. Every time I start to get little aches and pains in my hips, shins, etc. I recall the purchase date and wear of my shoes. Usually I’m in need of a new pair and am back in the game.

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    1. Ashley Dailey Post author

      Both pairs of my shoes are relatively new. I don’t think either pair has over 200 miles on them.

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