Sorry about the hip. "Back arches" seem to work best for my hip also one legged 'arches/pushups' with single leg versus both. I'm sure there is a fancier/more professional 'official' name for the exercise. 'Butt-lift'? Hip-lift or bow-back...etc etc
Of course ice (and also I think heat) and foam roller.
Went to chiropractor today. He felt my right leg issue probably due to pinched nerve. Going for 3 treatments this week and probably 2 next week. I'm already 6'2" after all the manipulation...
I admire your dedication :)
I'm wholly uninspired right now... obviously.
I noticed yesterday how horrible the Minnesota weather has been...record snows, etc...on top of what I felt was a cool spring for you guys anyway...even tho when I brought it up before you said it was that out of the ordinary then...must have been a jinx and the ole weather man in the sky doubled-down.
I had already noted the 30's and 40's day after day as you got closer to summer...even here it was 'only' 50's yesterday and down in low 40's overnight. That is for March or a cold day in April...the thing is the other days are mostly cooler and none warmer than normal...once again I'll make my scientific observation that the weather seems to have shifted by a month in Okieland at least.
As far as dedication...I'm not a total moron. I can step back and think about my actions...all this blabbing away and notes on pace per mile and splits for extraordinarily slow training...I would like to think that it was due to optimism...that somehow someway I could go faster...eventually.
We'll see. If I only improve what I did for two days then that still is something...may not really lead to much faster times in and of itself, but I'm trying to do more miles and stay injury free and keep working on each weakness such as my 'dead legs'...which is from my hips to tips of my toes...
The older I get and I think this is true for most people...the more you need warmth and good weather. I don't like to go out in the garage and vacuum the car if its cool/cold. I go out in the weather but I run super horribly slow even for an already slow geezer. Hopefully it will warm up quick and the summer and fall will make up for the horrible spring...no spring.
I still have these idiotic thoughts about marathoning but I don't see how I can do the miles to run one without risking my life. The people that go out there vastly under trained don't know enough to fear what is coming. I remember the early marathons when I could not walk without pain and even to step up or down from street to sidewalk was a horrifying act.
Good luck with the weather, hip and attitude.
The trouble with Grandma's and OKC and the Paris Marathon with all their thousands and tens of thousands is...they are a marathon. Everywhere you look there is an awe and fascination with the event (that I wished I could have experienced in my prime...we had a few races that started up and were awesome at the time but 20,000 plus participants with hundreds and hundreds of volunteers and tv coverage and people on the streets (although Okie's tend to not yell out as much except at Thunder games and OU/OSU football games). Corporate sponsors, etc etc. At least with the 5K you are there and taking part even tho it is overshadowed by the half/full marathons. It would be nice to have a 5K or 10K or 15K (start up the...holy moly I can't remember the name of that 15K I was second in 3 yrs in a row...some railroad term or something I believe)...
I received my nephews graduation card...Caleb Rose...my brother Dirk's grandson (he had/has 2 grandsons and 2 granddaughters)...he has shoulder length blonde hair, a beard and wearing clothing including overalls that would fit right in with joining Trampled by Turtles if he were musically inclined (he was a skateboarder...hows that for small town SW Okieland!).
I feel like Leslie Nielson in Airplane (by the way the golf courses I play on Monday...the pro there who died a few years ago was good friends with him and even named a snack hut after him...all kinds of photos on the wall autographed by famous athletes and entertainers from decades ago...) as I keep coming back...the way he did leaning into the cabin and offering his encouragement to the pilots...so one more time...Good luck Koski with everything...and don't call me Shirley.