I am an old woman with a bad hip!
It all started a week ago at the beach…
Steven and I went for a run (we ran opposite ways, couple running would not be beneficial for our love). I found my way to the beach and was enjoying a nice 3 mile run on the sand. I was basically auditioning for the Baywatch re-boot…
I then, with all my glorious running power, stumbled in a small hole. No fall (thank god, the paparazzi were swarming Manazanita, Oregon), but I could tell my hip didn’t feel too wonderful. I made a stupid mistake and kept running.
Note to self: IF SOMETHING HURTS…STOP!
After a horrible, painful half mile, I had Steven come pick my sorry butt up (and pizza!) from the beach. What a sad end to what was otherwise a beautiful run!
Since then I have been a hobbling little old woman. At the age of 22, I feel like I need a hip replacement.
As Erica so beautifully put “Oh my god, are you limping?!” Yes, yes I am. Which means I haven’t been able to run for a week now… and with the Hippie Chick run so soon, I am beginning to get nervous!
After consulting everyone, the internet, and now a phone nurse, it seems like I have strained a muscle in my hip flexor area. It’s painful everytime I walk and get up from a seated position… lame. I am icing and heating it like a mad woman and am making Steven carry me everywhere (not really, but a girl can dream right?!)
My hip needs to start getting better now! I am the most injury prone beginner runner ever!