So I went to the doctor this morning and the diagnoses is I have totally trashed my muscles in my hip and that is what is causing the pain. I have to start physical therapy on Thursday and I have to start cross training. When they allow me to start running again I'm only going to be able to go so far and then make up the rest of the miles using a different method (i.e. biking, swiming, etc.)
So good news is I will be able to toe the line at the Girl's Inc. Half Marathon on October 16, bad news is I have to slow down my running and figure out a way to make my training work with an injury. He told me that it's going to hurt but I'm going to have to learn how to train while hurt. Muscles take forever to heal once they are messed up.
I teared up over it while talking to the hubs about it but quickly got over it. I'm not down and out completely. I can still exercise and in due time I'll be back to running. We already have plans in the work to get my bike out and make sure that it is in working order so I can start riding it again. I also plan to start hitting the weights.
Thanks for all the wonderful comments you guys have left regarding me whining on and on about my hip. I'm over it. I'll do the PT, I'll start cross training like I'm suppose to and I'll be back out there running again. The Lord has blessed me to do something that I love, He just had to show me that my body can only take so much and I need to respect that.
I plan on maybe running 2 to 3 miles on Saturday morning and then heading over to the gym and getting in the rest of my miles on the bike for a total of 10. My doctor told me that I can run until it is uncomfortable, but once I feel the pain, stop and do something else to get in the miles.
I'm planning on posting my revised training schedule next week, let's just hope I stick to it.