More Recovery Update 3

It has been another week of recovering and running…

To update you I believe I’m slowly getting better from my issues.  This is from a number of factors including aggressively going to a chiropractor, stretching and getting deep tissues massages on my leg.  I’m not going to sit and let my muscles fester with injury.

I’ve been told “just resting” is not going to solely allow me to recover…so I’m not going to “just rest”.  I’m going to actively try and solve the problem. (ETA: I wasn’t told by someone I’m actually getting work done with, so I know they weren’t telling me to overdo deep tissue massages and chiro sessions to pay more…)

If you live in South Jersey and need a chiropractor or deep tissue masseuse, don’t hesitate to send me an email.  I can give you the information of the people I’ve been seeing.  Both are great and without them I would still be hobbling around.

A few updates since last week:

  • I think the slope road has been irritating my hip. I stopped running in that location.
  • I also think my running shoes wore quicker than normal. Both have been replaced and I’m currently running in the Saucony triumphs and the Asics Nimbus 17.  Both I like and both I’ll have reviews on when I have at least 100 miles of running in them.
  • My injury has left my adductor muscle and hamstring. It is now very localized in my hip as well as piriformis muscle.  I feel like it’s very sore at the attachment sites
  • I’ve gone to the chiropractor once since last week. I am really hoping the reason my piriformis is so sore is because she worked a little bit on that muscle.  Only time will tell!

Where is my running headed?

I have no goal races for a while.  With my wedding coming up in 3 weeks, my energy goes towards that.  It will make me a boring running blogger to follow but there are plenty of runners training for Boston if you are in need of a fix…

I’ll still be racing and participating in road races but I’m not actively training for anything.  I am not magically better but I am taking care of underlying issues.  Muscle injuries are the worst because you never know when they will get better.

Questions for you:

How was your week of training?

Have you ever gotten trigger point?  How sore were you afterwards?


  1. My training week was good. Fewer miles than usual but no pain when running and only minimal pain in the TFL when getting out of cars or chairs.

    I did not do the half marathon today and was at peace with that decision. My ortho and PT cleared me to do it and I know most people would’ve, but ultimately I know my body and I didn’t want to risk it. It was a 4 hour drive each way and that kind of sitting is pretty brutal for anyone, but especially before and after a race and on an already irritated bum. I started the PT about 10 days ago but can already tell a big difference.

    Sounds like you’re well on your way to recovery. Totally agree with aggressively treating it and not just sitting around resting. Sure, a few rest days and decreased mileage can be a huge help, but you def. want to find the source of the problem so it doesn’t come back again once you ramp up training after your wedding.

  2. Training is going well. Active recovery seems wise. You’re building your strength back up instead of letting the injury fester and create muscle imbalance. Congrats on the upcoming wedding! It’s a very busy and stressful time!! But once it’s all said and done you can breathe, run, and live happily ever after. 😉

  3. I’m going through the same thing-high hamstring/pirifiormis/adductor! To be honest it has been a bitch to fix. Mine started a week before the Houston marathon. I dropped the marathon and have been in PT and airrosti ever since. It has been 2 steps forward, one step back! Eventually my PT figured out some biomechanical issues so I changed my form and am hoping that will help, but I can’t believe I’m not recovered yet! I was told hamstrings don’t get a lot of blood flow and take awhile to fix. I hope yours clears up quick!

  4. Holy cow! THREE WEEKS?! I know that wasn’t the point of this post, but that is so soon! I can’t wait to see some wedding pictures and hear about your day! It’ll be such an awesome day! I hope everything with your hip heals up nicely! It’s such a pain having something wrong with your body! I can’t wait till all of me is back to 100%!

  5. Actively recovering … upcoming wedding (!!!) … good news on all fronts! I’m glad you’ll be able to take some “downtime” and really focus on the big upcoming day. You know what they say: it only happens once!

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