I hate to start a post off negatively, but my right hip has turned into a nightmare.
Some days it doesn’t bother me at all, and some days it hurts really bad unless I’m laying down. I’ve been diligently stretching every single day but it doesn’t seem to make a difference. Some days I’m fine and some days I’m not.
I haven’t run since Wednesday.
I had hoped that a few days of uninterrupted rest would heal things up, but I still feel the same. I’m going to take myself to the doctor this week to get a professional assessment.
On one hand I think it’s great that this is happening during a lull in my training. On the other hand I don’t really understand WHY it’s happening now.
I’ve learned that a tight hip is possibly one of the worst things that can happen to you because your hip affects SO many other parts of your body. On the days that my hip feels the worst my IT band is also tight, my achilles is tight, my glutes are tight and even my lower back aches a bit :(.
Hopefully the doctor can refer me to a couple of PT sessions and I can get back on track.
I didn’t do any running this weekend but I did go on a nice walk. Our weather dipped down into the 60s briefly and it felt SO NICE! If only this weather was sticking around!
I also spent some time outside grilling!
I could feel someone’s eyes on me as I was turning the chicken.
Cecil had to supervise and make sure I cooked everything to his liking.
The food may not look like it came from the pages of a cookbook, but it sure tasted GREAT!
^ Grilled chicken with honey BBQ sauce, grilled zucchini and squash, hot dogs and a salad with candied walnuts, craisins and fresh grapes.
I’m really getting the hang of this grilling thing!
If only I could get a handle on whatever it is that’s wrong with my hip I’d be in really good shape.
How was your weekend? Do you like to go for walks or do you think they’re a waste of time? I couldn’t stop thinking about running while I was walking!