Slowing down...sore hips
- May 23rd, 2019 at 5:52PM
OK OK, I'm listening. My lower back and hips are shouting at me!
As mentioned in my last blog, I was sore from Sunday's dragonboat races. But Monday's workout felt pretty good. Spent some extra time stretching and foam rolling. And Tuesday's dragonboat practice was mostly okay - bit sore and tight in the lower back and hips - IT band feeling better. Spent some extra time stretching and rolling. Tuesday evening I did the A cycle workout (still running a day behind) while my daughter was at dance class. I felt great. Practically flew through it. The 3rd set of burpees was tough but otherwise I was feeling fit! Spent some extra time stretching and rolling.
Wednesday morning I woke up with some lower back soreness. Felt tight and uncomfortable. I had planned to join some friends on a 3 hour moderate hike and I thought that might actually help loosen it up. It did! But by the afternoon I had soreness in my hip joints - not just the surrounding muscle and tendon - the joints themselves. So I realized I was being stupid thinking I was going to get in my B cycle workout. Spent lots of time stretching and rolling.
And today (Thursday) the whole lower back and hip area is just not feeling great. Dragonboat practice felt mostly okay. We didn't go too crazy as we're racing again on Sunday. But again I realize that I really shouldn't be doing a Chisel workout after that.
So I'm now 3 days behind. I think I'll have to go back to those after the end of the program. Just not the smart thing to do to try to fit them all in right now. I'll see how the next couple weeks go. Likely I'll end up pushing out a few more workouts - but I can do this as a 7 week program with all else I have going on.
I'm no expert on lower back and hips - and there are an awful lot of muscles connecting in around there. So now I'm off to do more stretching and foam rolling! Fingers crossed I find the right trigger point to release the tension!