The reason? My crotch**. More specifically, my hip flexors. Even though these muscles are small, just like most other muscles, they serve a very important purpose. In addition to general hip stability, those tiny muscles assist in controlling the rate of leg decent and ascent.
See how good I was there? Instead of that very official looking medical diagram, I could have put a picture of a scantily clad swimsuit model. In fact, as I was prepping to write this post I did the following google image searches: Swimsuit,
|So much for voice of reason prohibiting horrible pictures|
With Rock and Roll Denver coming up in 2.5 weeks, Rock and Roll San Antonio in 6.5, I really need to focus less on squeezing out one last tempo run and being 100% healthy when I toe the line. Since my stress fracture, my mantra has been “Better to be 90% ready than 50% injured”. It is a hard pill to swallow, but it has done me well thus far.
So, I rest. Don’t cry for me though**** – I have a feeling that this is only a day or two max. Honestly, I feel a lot better even today so I can't think that I'll let this go on for too much longer.
Does anyone ever NOT have a hard time taking a break? I feel like us runners are a pretty determined bunch.
**And not because it burned when I peed! Heyooooo
***Obviously all the voices in my head are female
****Send me free stuff instead!