All of my road trip blogs are up to date! So I’m back to my boring old travel/gym/life blogs.
I mentioned briefly that I hurt my hip when it popped at the bottom of a squat last week. I wasn’t able to sleep last Monday night and took pain meds on Tuesday in order to get a good night of sleep. The constant pain is gone, however, any lifting my leg at all is very painful. If I am driving and have to push the brakes, it hurts. My hip wakes me up throughout the night when I move. It hurts if I internally or externally rotate my foot. It hurts basically any time I’m not walking in a straight line or sitting still (and does hurt a bit now, just cause I may have hiked today but just a short one!).
I’m beyond frustrated since I was finally fully back into the gym routine and have gained most of my muscle back. I have been working on my mobility a ton lately and my squats are 1,000x better than they used to be. My hips were opening up much better, I was able to keep my feet facing almost all the way forward at the bottom of a squat… And then, on a light squat (105#), my hip popped. I think it was actually from coming out of my squat too quickly since the weight was so light. WTF.
I have no idea what this is. I thought about whether or not it’d be worth it to try and go to a doctor. They’d need an MRI to see what’s going on. I could go this route and am considering it, but all they’ll do is probably tell me that I need to somehow stay off of it in order for it to heal. Well, I’m a nurse, so I can’t work and do that. I try and drive with two feet most of the time but it gets dangerous around other cars, so I can’t do that all the time. I try to lift my leg with my hands to take the pressure off of my hip. I
probably definitely need to not go hiking at all until it’s better, but I’m in Portland for 8 dang week and I’m not supposed to hike! WHAAAAT?!?!?! I’ve skipped the gym now a bunch of times because I find it getting aggravated when I go and since I hiked today (for like 45 minutes), I gave it a rest tonight.
I’ve had too many injuries from working out lately. And this one was just stupid. I should have come out of my squat more slowly and almost always do. And I should have warmed up my hips better than I had. I usually spend time stretching them out specifically whenever there are squats in a workout, but I arrived to a new gym at the last minute so didn’t.
Ugh. I wish I had just skipped that gym day and my hip would be fine!
I’m really frustrated with this whole thing and am really hoping for a speedy recovery, but since I’ve had 0 improvement in over a week, I feel pretty discouraged. Uuuuggghhhhh….
Back to your regularly scheduled, non whiny blog tomorrow.