Sunday, September 16, 2012
Last week I did about 1/3 of D1W1 of Couch 2 5K as a test. I have a weak ankle from a bad sprain a few years ago and knees that have given me trouble for years. After my test, I had some sore muscles but no joint problems.
I tried the full D1W1 today. At my 4th running session, I felt a sharp pain as my hip went partially out of socket. It went back in, but I had to limp home and it is still sore. Joint issues aren't new for me. At various times, I've had issues with both knees, a shoulder, wrists, neck, and lower back. The hip is new.
The prudent (don't you just hate that word?) thing to do will be to stick to the exercise bike, find some exercises to strengthen the muscles around that hip, and lose some more weight before I try again. Anybody have suggestions for exercises to support the hip joint?