This Dumb Hip of Mine
Last night I was out for a really beautiful, relaxed run after work. The temp was a cool 81 degrees, there was a nice breeze coming off of the ocean and I was listening to a new playlist.
I was lost in thought about my upcoming vacation. Taylor Swift was singing in my ear, “grab your passport and my hand, I can make the bad guys good for a weekend…”
Okay, it wasn’t random that Taylor was singing something so appropriate. I purposefully put “Blank Space” on my playlist for this run!
I was totally zoned out when suddenly I realized something was off. My m-f’ing hip didn’t feel right. Many of you know that I dealt with hip bursitis earlier this year which means now anytime my hip feels anything but 100% I freak out.
I was only three miles into a six mile run but I cut it short and walked back to my car. Talk about throwing a wrench into an otherwise perfect run!
I’m stretching, I’m rolling (which I hate doing), I’m keeping up with strength training and yet this dumb right hip feels super tight. Ugh.
My hip is not painful like it was when I had bursitis. My lower back doesn’t hurt like it did when I had bursitis. I can lay on my side without feeling like hell. I’m hoping that this is just tightness that I can work out with even more stretching. Honestly, I’m doing hip stretches for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I feel like I have been super attentive to my hips ever since I had bursitis. It’s very frustrating that this is happening right now.
I spoke to my coach and she said no speedwork until the hip feels 100%. Tomorrow I’ll be doing active recovery and stretching every chance I can get. BLARGH!
Can someone send me some magic dust to sprinkle on this hip? If so, please email me and I will send you my address and pay for overnight shipping. Thanks in advance!
…on the brightside, it was a beautiful night to take in the scenery yesterday.