Saturday, June 10, 2017
For the 6th straight year and 7th time, I ran the Greyhound 5K in Kosse, Texas. This is a small town about 88 miles from my house. It turned out to be a bad day. About a half mile into the race, I experienced a bad pain in my right hip. I suppose it is where the hamstring connects to the butt. I nearly collapsed. I thought that I need to stop and go back, but I started thinking about the fact that I have never had a DNF (Did not Finish). I kept going, although slowly. I kept an easy pace and the pain dulled somewhat. It started grabbing me again with about a half mile to go. I limped across the finish line in 45:53 (2nd in 70 and over age group). After the race, a couple good friends and I had breakfast at the Kosse Cafe. When I got home, I went back to the heating pad and Ibuprofen. Right now, I cannot imagine running even a mile tomorrow. Monday, I need to go to the doctor and start getting it treated. Maybe Cryotherapy will help.