My half-marathon is coming up on October 30th. I have been working really hard to train for this race....have overcome some obstacles (believe me you do not want to know details!).... but now I have a big obstacle that I am really struggling with. I have hip bursitis. Basically the bursa (fluid filled sac) is inflamed and is causing me a lot of discomfort! It started about a week and a half ago when I was doing a short run. It just kinda felt like I had a catch in my hip. Then a couple of days later (last weekend) I did a 10 mile run. It did not hurt at all during the run but after I cooled down and rested it was horrible! I could barely put any pressure on my left leg. The next morning I went bto the chiropractor. He explained to me the problem...stretched me out real good...showed me some stretches... told me to ice it....told me to rest it and he would see me in a couple of days. I did all these things and it started to improve. I went back thursday and had same treatment and he said to do a short run this weekend and then come back Monday. So, last night I ran 5 miles. Around mile 4 it started hurting pretty bad. After the run I experienced the same thing-could barely put weight on it. This morning I went back to the chiro. So, here is the deal. I have to make a choice. I can continue to rest it for a couple of weeks (which will put me WAY behind my training schedule-I only have 5 weeks before race) OR I can just push through the pain and just continue to ice and stretch.
It is just so frusturating to have such a passion for something and work so hard and then something like this happen! Poo on my old worn out body!