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Monday, November 20, 2006

Hip Bone's Connected to the What?

Today I'm walking like an old lady. Particularly, I am sore and achy in my right hip which feels unbelievably tight and painful. When I was walking Scooter this morning, I felt like I was hobbling along. Looked it up in one of my running books (I prefer to self-diagnose) -- could be a mild case of bursitis: tendon rubs against bursa sacs and causes inflammation.

I'm going to ice it some this morning, take some aspirin, and try to stretch it out. I'll see how it feels tomorrow. I've never been this sore after a run before, yet I'm hesitant to run to the orthopedist; besides, he'd just tell me to do the same: ice, aspirin, stretch.

In other news, I slept like crap again last night, which is weird since I was so tired after running and I spent most of the evening laying in bed watching TV, struggling to keep my eyes open. Then, we turned out the light, and I was awake. This time I can't really blame the husband or the dog, I just couldn't keep my mind from racing. I tried getting up and reading for awhile, then I blogged some, then I went to bed -- still nothing. I moved into the guest bedroom to see if location helped; it didn't.

Finally, I went back in the bedroom and must've just been exhausted and then I fell asleep. This morning, I feel like I could sleep all day, but I figure I've got to get up -- if I sleep late, I may have the same problem again this evening.


Ryan said...

You know Jess, you aren't really a spring chicken anymore. Maybe the pain in your hip isn't related to running at all. Maybe its telling you that the weather is going to change. Many old ladies can tell when the pressure is dropping, or that a storm is coming, just by their aches and pains. Can you give me a forecast for the upcoming week please?

miss petite america said...

oof...long run and no sleep? i think the hubby owes you a massage.

teacherwoman said...

yuck. It's amazing how running can take over your life...including your mind! Hope you sleep better tonight!