As you know, last Wednesday was my last real run before hip tightness took over my life.
On Monday of this week I ran one mile on the treadmill just to see if it would make things any worse and it didn’t seem to make a difference. My hip was still tight, but no more tight than it was after a few days of rest.
I took another complete rest day on Tuesday and simply focused on stretching out my hip really good.
Yesterday I woke up and my hip felt decent so I went for a three mile run down by the beach after work.
I cannot properly express in words how good it felt to run again (but I’ll try). I felt energized, de-stressed, happy and alive! It was only three miles but they were good miles!
I knew Adam would be getting home late so I hung around the beach and watched the moon rise.
When I got home I stretched and stretched some more.
My hip is still tight but I can feel an improvement. There were a couple of nights that it was so tight and sore that I couldn’t even bare to sleep on my side but that’s no longer the case.
It bothers me the worst when I sit for too long, which is a blessing in disguise I suppose since it reminds me to get up and walk around more often than I normally would!
Jen over at Running on Lentils had a similar hip issue a while ago (she also couldn’t sleep on her side). She recommended this Yin Yoga DVD saying that she did it daily until the pain was gone, which took about a week for her. Passing along the link for anyone who might be interested!
I hope you’re having a great week… and if you’re not, the weekend is in sight 🙂
What’s the weather like by you? Is it warming up?