The chances are slim; no not of winning, but of finishing Voyageur tomorrow. I have constant pain in my left hip. I don't tend to like blog posts about injuries. And I especially don't like writing them. But suffice it to say that my hip pain turned from pain while running to pain at rest despite not running at all this week. I went to the chiropractor from my first pregnancy two days in a row and now the pain is gone, as far as I can tell. But 1. the muscles are still inflamed and 2. the chance my SI joint will slide out of place again is quite high.
During my first pregnancy, I went 6 months before I had problems with my SI joint. This time I went 6 weeks. The positive side of this is maybe it will be a low-grade injury the whole pregnancy, never completely keeping me from running, but preventing me from running really fast or really far. Er, I guess you could look at it as positive.
But the biggest reason I'm writing this is so I have an excuse, for not running as fast as last year or for dropping out if it gets to the point I can't walk. I have this big fear that the wonderful supporters on this blog will say to themselves "she was the one who DNF'd in an ultra because she was pregnant". The sad thing is, if it weren't for this stupid hip, I might actually be capable of beating my time from last year.
I feel better now that I have pre-rationalized my poor performance tomorrow. Thanks.
Photo from Mount Royal, Frisco, Colorado.
"Children are fascinated by the ordinary and can spend timeless moments watching sunlight play with dust. Their restlessness they learn from you. It is you who are thinking of there when you are here. It is you who thinks of then instead of now. Stop. Let your children become the teachers and you the student" - William Martin