This morning I went to physical therapy, and I am tired, sore, and bruising. I don't mean to complain here - I mean, I know that this will help me in the long run and that I need to buck up - but the Graston Technique that Brandon used on me was really painful. I couldn't even talk while he was doing it (which says a lot for those of you who know me). :) I basically just held my breath and waited for it to be over.
After that, I did a bunch of exercises - lunges, squats, and other creative drills with balance discs and resistance bands - to strengthen my hip and work on my balance. My heart was pumping, and sweat was dripping down my temples. As cliche as it may sound, I kept telling myself - "No Pain, No Gain."
Finally, the session ended with a bunch of ice and Kinesio Tape.
I just know that all of this is going to be good for me and that I will be a stronger runner... just in time for Spring, too!