Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Down for the count

Haven't heard from me for a while? There's a good reason. That sore hip - well, it went from bad to worse. It finally drove me to the orthopedist, who diagnosed me with bursitis. She offered several treatment options, including injections, pain meds, and physical therapy. Wanting to fix the problem, I opted for PT.

I've now spent several early mornings in physical therapy, and I have to say that so far I love it! It's a bit like having a personal trainer. And they aren't taking it easy on me for sure. The goal is to strengthen the hip muscles so they will do a better job supporting me while I run - I never knew there were so many ways to exercise your hips! By the end of the workout I can barely walk. Fortunately it's all muscle pain, no bursitis pain.

I am enjoying being the rock star of physical therapy. This is partly due to the fact that I'm about 30 years younger than the average patient. I'm also in pretty good shape from all of that running, so I'm able to do the cardio portions of the workout with no difficulty. For the kid who was always picked last in gym, being queen of PT is an honor of which I'm pretty darn proud.

This is one of the exercises I do. Look easy? Think again.
And I do it with no hands.