Minor Hiccup

Yesterday I went out with Nate for my first "trail run". There's a state forest about a mile from our home -- how amazing!

About a mile into the run, it started POURING. Huge drops. We enter the trail, and it was comical - the trail looked like it had been raining for weeks! Small rivers running down the downhills, and big pools of water on all of the flat sections. It was a lot of fun, dodging small ponds, rocks, etc. It made the time fly by. The terrain is a little hilly, but overall great - nice and soft! I thought to myself: this is perfect! I should try to get on softer surfaces like this once a week to keep away from all of the pounding.

We did a total of 7 miles. Afterwards, when I was stretching and doing a little strength session, I noticed that the left side of my SI joint was sore. What is this??? Nooo!!! Since this isn't the side I injured this spring, I'm not too worried. I think it's just that I tweaked something on the run. Perhaps the SI joint is pretty strong now, but couldn't handle all of the movement on the run.

So, going to rest up for the next 2-3 days to nip it in the butt. I hate this "I'm still fragile" stage of recovery. :(

Nichole Porath

Nichole is a blogger, elite level runner, and coach. She ran professionally for Brooks for two years after qualifying for the 2012 US Olympic Marathon Trials. During that time she founded TNC endurance, where she coaches and motivationally speaks to organizations large and small. This blog details her rise to national-level racing, and continues to follow her as she gets back into racing after starting a family. Read on, friends!

No comments:

Post a Comment