Yoga and walking
Sunday, December 18, 2011
I have been healing from a torn hip tendon for 2 months and 8 days. I haven't kept a countdown or anything during this time. I did not tick off each day of my healing to see how far I had gone. If I had, I may have realized that it was only just over 2 months - because it has sure seemed longer than that to me. I only know the amount of time, because I connected my Garmin watch to the computer for the first time since my injury today.
Part of the healing was delayed because I was too quick to get back to it. So about one week after I felt searing pain in my hip, I tried walking again. And not just across the room but outside for 30 minutes.
So two weeks or so ago, I got the green light to try a 30-45 minute walk. It started out okay but turned out to be fairly painful toward the end. I didn't get upset, I compressed and Iced and moved on. I continued to do my stretches and got my orhotics for my shoes.
Then this morning, I tried another walk. But before I went, I did 45 minutes of Qi Flow yoga before I started. This got me loosen up and clear. And guess what? Today was GREAT! There was a little stiffness in the hip but it was no painful. I walked a nice pace of just under a 15 minute mile for 2.13 miles. I resisted the urge to run and see how that felt. Just walking today. Then showered - and into the compression pants with ice.
I am feeling FANTASTIC! Plan another walk tomorrow - this time on the beach