Monday, December 27, 2010

Decisions, Decisions....

Workout: (yesterday) 45 minutes weights (legs)

This is not a workout/exercise related post. Just a head's up! :)

So, I love the sunshine. Seriously. I'm a bona-fide Florida girl, and need sunshine to keep my sanity. Literally. I lived in Monterey, California for 2 years, and was affected by the lack of sunshine hardcore. Monterey was beautiful, but it is sunny like 5 days a year. It was torture. Thank God Shane loves Florida so much. Because as much as I want to visit his home state of Washington, and I'm sure it's beautiful in it's own ways, I couldn't live there forever.

That being said, my favorite weather is that right before a storm. You know when you walk outside, and there is a briskness to the air, and it feels like everything is electrically charged, and nature is just waiting for something to happen? Oooooh, I love it. Probably stems from the daily thunderstorms of Floridian summers, that you can set your clocks by. Love those summers.

Pretty random, huh? I bring this up, only because this is what it's like outside right now. Such a nice change of pace from hot, glaring sun. (I love beach sunshine. Not desert sunshine!)

Ok, I lied. This post will have a little exercise in it! Lol. I did legs yesterday, and I'm thinking I should take it a little easier. My hip stills hurts so much. I'm starting to worry there is something that could be seriously wrong with it. And of course, we don't really have way of discovering serious injuries with the facilities located out here. So I'm at a crossroads. Do I continue with my cardio, putting more stress on my hip, added to the already stressful environment of walking on loose gravel in heavy boots all day? Or do I not neglect my fitness, and just go easier, and pray that once I get back to the states and can see a professional that it's not very serious?

I'm rather concerned. I'm not a doctor, and I don't know what's wrong. All I know is I feel pain. And it is NOT a post-workout soreness wonderfulness pain. It HURTS. And with my work schedule and the pool hours, a regular swimming regiment is just not possible.

Any advice? EIther way, I'll continue with weights. But I'm very concerned about what a lack of cardio will do.


  1. hip issues are a big thing for female runners...stretch that IT band with pigeon pose and all kinds of things like that. and try to see a chiro when you come back, you might have something out of alignment which is making it hurt worse.

    at least that's the most common hip thing I've seen in the last 9 years :)

  2. Do you have an elliptical around that you can use? That's lower impact and might help. Or maybe you can focus weights on arms/abs for a week or two and see how your hip feels then?

  3. I agree about using an elliptical if its available--I hurt my hip running too! The elyptical doesnt hurt it but every time I try to run, the hip pain comes back. So frusturating!

    Oh and I am right there with you on weather... I actually did live in Seattle for 4 years (dont know how I managed!) but came back to southern cali after finishing college mostly because I missed the sun! haha

  4. I tried the elliptical and it is definitely better, but there is still some pain. I think I try rowing for a little while, and take the advise of focusing on abs and upper body. Maybe some light (and I mean) light leg workouts. Thanks for the advice!