I have had a whole week of NO walking except for a gentle stroll with Shane. I have been using a foam roller each day on my hip (TFL Muscle) and sitting on ice each night and was disappointed that today it didnt feel that much better.
So I decided that I would do a very gentle 5km.
I started out from home and headed towards the walkway. A few road crossings slowed my first km but in truth, I couldn't have gone any faster if I had wanted to. I was so shocked to see that I was struggling to average 6.30/km pace.
I have gained more weight and am now at my heaviest in 3 years...that alone depresses me. So its only obvious that its going to slow me down. Plus my coach has just figured out (remembered) that I have pretty bad feet due to operations as a teenager.....he discovered that having the 2nd toe longer than the big toe it causes a lot of issues...specially with hamstrings and glutes.....hmmm funny that. So I just have to face that what style I have is what I have. Trying to make my body mould to how a r/w is ... is not going to work for me and the more I try the more injuries I get.
So I struggled on to complete my 5km. Yes my TFL hurt for the first km but then it settled...only I was so stiff and chunky that I felt really off. Probably just a really bad day ... and we all do get them.
5km done in 32.22