Well, I ran. Was scheduled for 10 miles, but decided to run 6 and bike for 40 minutes. Here's how my week unfolded:
Sunday sucked, as reported. I woke up Monday in a lot of pain, and was limping all day. So, I didn't run. Tuesday was a scheduled 'off' day anyway, and I was still limping, so I just rested.
Wednesday and Thursday were not better, so I biked both days. I took my scheduled mileage and biked 10 minutes for every mile scheduled. That gave me 110 minutes on Wednesday and 60 minutes on Thursday.
Thursday morning, I finally got the shot of cortisone in my hip. The injection includes an anesthetic. My doctor told me I would feel better quickly because of the anesthetic, but then back to my miserable self a day later. Then another couple of days for the cortisone to work its magic.
Well, so far she is bang on. I felt great last night and could actually hop on my bad leg for the 1st time in a long time. I woke up a bit sore, but still ran the 6 miles without the same level of pain as I had on Sunday. I cut it short only because I didn't want to push it just yet. It's a few hours later and it's quite sore, so I'm curious to see if I'll be able to run tomorrow (10 miles scheduled) and I'm optimistic that my 6 mile run on Sunday will go well so that I can tackled the faster work planned for Monday.
IF all that goes well, I think I can make a few adjustments in my training and still run the Hamilton Marathon. It will depend on my iliopsoas, of course. Oh, and the x-ray results showed I have mild osteoarthritis in both hips. Joy. For now, that doesn't mean much, although it may be a factor for me at higher mileage - we'll see. For now, I'm just hoping to run without the pain I've had recently.