I’ve been in denial. I’ve been thinking that if I just don’t run, my hips will heal. I’ve been wrong. The really sad part is, I know I’ve been wrong. After a pretty BA workout Monday (leg day – squats, jump rope, and lunges, etc. but no extended period of cardio)…
I felt it. My pain was back with a vengeance. Perhaps enough was just enough.
Later that night, I did light hip-focused yoga and iced. On Tuesday morning, I couldn’t make it to the gym. I did a longer hip-opening yoga sequence and completed my physical therapy exercises. (Yeah, that’s only a 1-lb dumbbell and a resistance band, but resourceful people find ways around buying things – like ankle weights.)
I was still feeling pain yesterday, so no gym for me. I contacted the doc again to see about some anti-inflammatory shots, and I have admitted to myself that I may need at least a month off from any lower body exercise – save for some yoga (maybe next week) and light hip strengthening.
Aleve is my friend… so is Leia.
In order to make myself feel better, I put on a cute outfit (love this skirt), leisurely enjoyed my coffee, and looked up other fitness freaks who have suffered an injury. I know that last one doesn’t sound positive, but misery loves company. We all need support, and I hope this post is supportive to anyone else who faces an injury in the future.
You’re not in it alone!
- Jen discusses running and injuries @ Runner’s Trials.
- Lindsay talks about finding closure @ Cotter Crunch.
- Lindsay mentions how hard it is to take a step back @ In Sweetness and in Health.
- Ashley puts workouts aside for a bigger calling @ My Food n’ Fitness Diaries.
Ever had a workout injury? How did you handle it mentally?