Tuesday, June 19, 2012
another blog that started out as a blog comment:-) to TinaJane, who still doesn't like exercising. me neither totally, but ... oh i miss it so much.
the doctor thinks it's tendonitis of the gluteus medius or maximus - but it's totally on the side of my hip, not my booty! it doesn't even exactly hurt. just very mild discomfort when i walk. i'm still waiting for the PT to call me back with an appointment. i left a message friday and another one yesterday. if they don't call back today ... i guess i'll email one of my orthopedist clients to ask them to recommend someone.
the first thing i've noticed is how grouchy i am. to my family mainly, who don't need it this week! the second thing i've noticed is how self-pîtying i feel, which i don't need. it's weird to have turned into one of those weird people (like my sister!) who can't do without exercise. though she always makes herself do something, even when injured. i did go to the pool sunday, and i'll try again tomorrow ... but running is so much efficient (calorie burn per minute) and more convenient ... and satisfying. plus, i am back to being petrified that i won't be able to make myself start up again. i couldn't even make myself swim very far Sunday (though that was after the water gym class). and boy is swimming more boring than running. and going to the pool and all the pre and post parts take up ever so much more time.
at least i've been productively slaying lions ... though still too many starting at me.
so now i have dealt with grouchy self pity by posting a grouchy self-pitying blog. how productive! not.
so how do you deal with not being able to do what you want for exercise? and with knowing that it would take very little to turn you back into a couch potato?