So this morning's workout was not that great :( I have been nursing a sore hip/knee for a few days now, but have been able to run through it. Yesterday, I was not very good about icing my knee and hip, so when I ran this morning, I was only about to run 2 miles. I usually push through pain, which can be a good and bad thing. About a year and a half ago, I had the same kind of hip pain I am experiencing now, except I ran through it for 2 weeks until one morning, I couldn't get out of bed because of the pain. The doctors told me that it was an overuse injury and rest would be the only thing that would heal it. I ended up having to take an entire week off of working out...not only running, but even things like the elliptical or power-walking. It was so hard for me because I look forward to my workouts every day and love working myself hard! Which is why this morning was so disappointing for me. I have a hard time with anything that prevents me from running the distances I want to, or with the intensity I want to. But I am holding on to the fact that resting now will mean better success later, especially because my dad and I signed up for a half marathon last night! The marathon is in about 5 weeks (on November 17th!)...or in about 37 days to be exact haha :)
...so I definitely want to make sure I am healed up and at my best for that day! This will be my 5th half-marathon ever, and I am so excited for it!
So for now, I am icing my knee more regularly, scaling back on my running, and trusting in the process of resting and letting my body heal. I also think God is SO great for bringing this verse to me this morning in not only one devotional, but TWO that I read this morning! God is so good and provides exactly what we need at the right times!
"Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."Matthew 11:28
I hope you all have a wonderful day everybody!