I may be overly optimistic, but I think the pain is beginning to get a little better. I went in again last evening for an adjustment. There wasn’t a ton of big pops (I told her I feel like I need to have someone pull down on my hips until you heard the LOUDEST pop, not these little weak pops here and there :)). But that night the pain was smaller than what it had been earlier in the day and at night I wasn’t as uncomfortable as I have been in the past.
I hope I’m not imagining things. It’s still definitely there, but as long as it’s slowly healing, I’m happy 🙂
Today she suggested a walk/run. Based on walking around the house this morning, I don’t know that I’m going to be able to do it… but as long as the pain is less than during the run on Friday, she said that I’m moving in the right direction and should continue to push it a little. Argh, isn’t this the worst part of an injury? Knowing how much/little to do and when?
BTW, my college alumni race is this Saturday. I am beyond bummed on the timing of this injury. Guess it could be worse, it could have been the week before the marathon, but… I would really, really, REALLY like a shot at a new 5K PR and potentially (on a good day!) to set a new stadium record (currently 17:33). That’s probably not feasible now, which makes me a little bummed.