Walking is on hold
Sunday, September 14, 2014
I'm feeling pretty sad - I went to the doctor the other day to ask about hip pain. From all of my reading, I pretty much knew this was hip bursitis. So, I've stopped all my walking (deliberate of course - we all still have to walk) and decided that I'm not going to try to train for that half marathon. I'm pretty slow - around 4 hours. I did this twice last year, but afterwards I really hurt. Tight hip flexors, horrible pain at night. I think I have had this chronically for the last several years. I wanted to walk as my main form of exercise - it was so simple and it cleared my head. But I'm so tired of hurting at night. I can't lay on either side for very long without pain. I am so stiff when I sit for very long periods and it takes a bit to work that stiffness out.
This week I started doing yoga, and Ellen Barrett's pilates/dance flow routines. I have felt a lot better. Tonight I was wondering if I still wanted to wear my fitbit even. It made me feel sad, because of the numbers. I see myself going further and further down my leaderboard list. This is when it's bad to compare yourself to others.
I will press on with strength training, pilates and yoga. I'm going to PT in a couple of weeks - hopefully I can get some answers from them.