Welcome December! Time to try an easy 2 mile run. Decided to wear some light shoes and run on the grass and go real easy. Before the run I warmed up 30 minutes, 10 min each on bike, stairclimber, & elliptical.
The run was so-so. Aches and pains are better than before but not completetely gone. With all the cross-train and core work I feel stronger in some muscles, but it seemed like the stronger muscles are not necessarily ones I use while running, so I just kind of felt quite uncoordinated and out of shape. :( I'll try not to read too much into anything until I have a few runs under my belt. I suppose running on the grass was also a factor with the less-stable running surface.
Plan for rest of the week is 2 miles running on Wed and 3-4 on Friday if the body feels up to it and says it's ok. Other than that it'll be more of the wonderful cross-training routine.
If after a couple weeks attempting to run if it looks like the ab/groin/glute pains are still problematic I may just have to try not doing ANY type exercise for a month or so. I hope it doesn't come to this but I have to consider it. There is also the surgery option but from what I've heard about it I really don't want to have to go that route. Plus there is the chance that surgery won't fix the problem.
Kim is also having a horrible time with the IT band problems. Between running withdrawls/blues and January soon on it's way (which usually brings some "blues" of it's own), I just hope we can both keep from getting majorly depressed.
Ave/Max HR: 148/165
Core workout in the evening. I noticed Friday at the PT office while I was wearing a HR monitor that my HR gets up around 160 for a while when doing some of the more aggressive leg/core work so I perhaps I'll count another cross-train mile.