partybasschick asked: Hi! I'm a 15 year old girl, and I've started running with couch to 5k, and I'm on week 3, but I've been getting some pain in my right hip, like where you put your hands on your hips, and it got really bad yesterday and I had to stop my run cause it hurt too much, should I be worried or any ideas on what caused it? It's not a cramp an it's not a sprain, it really hurts when I put my right foot on the ground when I walk and when I bend over or get up
First up, nice work for getting out there running. Hardest part is always getting started.
Really sorry to hear it’s been a bit tough. I’m afraid I couldn’t really say what might be causing the pain in your hips but you did the right thing to stop. I’d definitely get it check out by a doctor if you can.
Resting it for a while and trying again is also an option but it sounds like getting some professional advice would be smart.
Sorry I can’t be of more help and I hope you’re back up and running soon.
Anonymous asked: hey brother I love running early in the mornings but Iam losing alot of weight when I run. I weigh 62 kg and Iam 6ft 2in so Iam skinny as shit. Any advice ?
I’d say it’s what you’re eating, not when you’re eating that’s important.
You need to make sure you’re taking on enough of the right kind of fuel to power your running no matter what time of day.
This doesn’t mean you have to eat big before you head out but making sure you’re getting something decent on board within 20 mins of finishing is important.
I tend to eat a banana and some nuts before an early morning run, then a lean protein and green veg loaded breakfast after.
Then lunch and a dinner made up of 25% lean protein and 75% nutrient and carb rich vegetables (avoiding legumes and starchy veg).
the-almostgreatgatsby asked: You had an ask about bursitis earlier, and from experience I can say that the only thing you can do is rest. Physical therapy can be helpful if your glutes are weak (which might have aggravated the injury in the first place) but usually the steroid shot is the final step. It's best to exhaust all other options before the shot, though. Usually PT for 4-6 weeks is a good step
That’s really good to know. It’s not something I have personal experience of so it’s always good to get an insight from someone who’s been there.
Anonymous asked: I've struggled with eating disorders and depression for as long as I can remember, and I've also loved the run for as long as I can remember. Your blog inspires me and reminds me of how much the run is a part of me. It challenges me to be better. Thank you, friend.
Thanks a lot for sending such a lovely message. I’m really pleased you enjoy the blog and I wish you all the very best with your running.