No, unfortunately I don’t mean cutting edge or exciting “hip” but rather my actual hip. Ha ha!
But it’s still good news. Last week, over at my other blog, See Sarah Eat, I told you guys that I had injured my hip after deciding to take up walking again two weeks ago.
Well, I rested it over the long weekend, walking as little as possible and I also did some yoga to stretch it out. Then yesterday (Tuesday) I went for my first walk to see if I could determine what was making it sore and to prevent that from happening.
Since I did a few different things and I’m not really sure what worked the most, I’ll list them all out here:
- I wore different shoes — I have a sneaking suspicion you aren’t supposed to walk in your running shoes!
- I made my stride length shorter in order to avoid over-extending. This was hard and took a lot of conscious effort.
- I made sure my foot hit the ground in a heel-toe motion, instead of trying to walk like I run.
- I didn’t walk as fast as I usually do.
I have nothing to report! My hip feels better and I think using the above strategies when I go walking will insure that it doesn’t happen again.
I had no idea that I had been out of the habit of walking, so much that I have had to re-learn how to walk! For fitness purposes anyway.
Is there a form of exercise you haven’t done in a while that you picked back up recently? Did you have to “re-learn” anything?
I have absolutely no idea what you did to INJURE YOUR ARM but I wish I knew, so I could tell you not to do it again. Oh well, be careful.
That’s right. Somehow I managed to jack up my left arm.
Honestly, I felt great afterwards and even now, with the exception of my left arm, I’m not very sore like I was Friday-Monday the last time!
Basically, this part of my arm hurts.
I don’t know how I did it because it didn’t start bothering me until 9:00 last night while I was sitting on the couch watching TV reading blogs on the laptop. It came on pretty suddenly too, not like that delayed onset soreness you get sometimes.
I think it’s the wrist because it hurts to bend it forward or backward or put weight on it, pick something up with it, etc. But the pain shoots down sometimes all the way to the elbow. It’s uncomfortable no matter where I rest my arm. Not excruciating, just uncomfortable.
Anyway, self-diagnosis over!
So, obviously no weight lifting for me for a while. I’m hoping it’s just minor and I can take a couple days off, ice it, and be good by next week.
Looks like it’s cardio time!