So, another installment of Mizunogirl’s life, in which I apparently learn patience.
Last week, I was starting to feel really really good. I went back with my trainer and all went fairly well. I have lost some upper body strength but overall, I am doing OK. I was running my little intervals on the treadmill. I was having a little trouble with my Heart rate racing away but after some thought we concluded that it was due to me taking Sudaphed for my cold. I was starting to feel really enthusiastic, when I got a quick reminder that I am totally not in control of this recovery.
On Friday, I seem to have strained my glute muscle. Yes, It’s a real pain in the butt….I’ve heard that about 15 times since then! I did a fairly big workout on Friday and felt fine. On Saturday about half way through my working shift, I noted some pain, and then the pain has continued since then.
I’m not sure what I did. I had upped my treadmill time to one extra interval, so a total of 8 mins and 30 seconds. I actually think it was either doing the single leg bridges…
that there was a straining sensation in the glute, but I thought it was just you know, a moment…. not really
I tried and tried to find a better pic of that exercise on the net….that is exactly what I do though I try to have my foot higher off the ground that the kid in the photo.
I tried it out on the treadmill on Sunday and within about one minute, I could feel the pain while running, So I did some short intervals and stopped and stretched it out and iced it.
At first, I felt pretty frustrated. I mean, I have just had a big kick ass surgery, and I was just starting to run again. And now to have a strain of such a big muscle, is sort of a pain in the rear literally. After a day though, I have readjusted my attitude. Please visit Please visit Randy’s site @ http://www.glasbergen.com for more entertaining cartoons…
Yes, I have a strain, and it hurts and it is indeed a bit of a set back. But frankly, I dont have the hideous hip and groin pain any more. The glute strain will heal probably in 1-2 weeks, and then I STILL will not have hideous hip and groin pain.
I feel pretty Zen about the whole thing. Of course, if it drags on and on, I may have to become a raving maniac again!