Friday, September 18, 2009

hip flexor

Well, it looks like the diagnosis is hip flexor strain. This is fairly straightforward, just takes some PT specific movements, balance work, and of course more core strengthening. The piriformis is the balanced (rear) muscle counterpart to the hip flexor, so there's going to be some rump work going on too. Who knows, maybe I'll end up with a little bubble butt like this guy. Feel free to send me any url's or scans of pt moves, I'll take all the help google can give me.

Last night I hit the elliptical for 6.5 miles. I think I'm going to keep going with my normal training plan using the elliptical instead of the treadmill while the hip flexor heals. B2B is only 7 weeks away, there's no time to lose here. Next weekend is the Tour de Peach 60 mile ride, there's 2 other 60 mile rides on the training schedule, and long runs of 12 and 14 miles still to come.

This weekend should be fun. Kelley's mom, sister, and our niece are coming in to stay with us. Saturday Kelley and I are going to a friend's wedding shower in Charlotte and they are keeping the girls. I'm also getting a haircut and eye exam/contact lenses saturday morning before we go. I am so sick of wearing these glasses. geez.

I also discovered something new yesterday that I am incredibly excited about. I love the format of ESPN fantasy games, but my time only lets me play 1 team. I can't get into fantasy football thanks to the head-to-head format. I love the stats and number crunching, and I'm actually winning my fantasy baseball league! But yesterday I signed up for a fantasy hockey team. I love hockey, but I just started following it a few years ago. So I'm probably going to get crushed. But I am still so freaking excited!!! My buddy Vince got into the same league so I've already started talking smack to him. He did actually play AAA hockey for the San Jose Sharks, so it's safe to say he knows the game a little better than I do. Still...... FREAKIN FANTASY HOCKEYYYYYYY!!!!! Ah, it does a nerd good.

Have a great weekend!

16 comments:

Jess said...

Good lord, if I have to hear another man talk about fantasy sports, I'm gonna jam a fork in my ears (or eyes in this case since I'm technically reading about it).

As a woman, I am gonna revolt by starting some fantasy thing that women particularly like...hmmm...maybe "fantasy fashion"?

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

Good luck w/ the injury! Is the recovery time for that less than what it typically is for ITB? I hope so. Injuries suck. Big time.

Jess said...

Good luck with training through your hip flexor issues. I think the elliptical sounds like a good plan!

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

knowing what it is is half the battle. now you can do what needs to be done to make it better

Havs said...

Rest that flexor for a few days too, mine was sore after my last long run. 2 days off, now I feel like 10 bucks!

Awesome on the fantasy hockey, you're gonna love it! I've been in the same league with guys from work for 10 years now, it's a blast, all the trash talkin', we do our draft each year at a bar over beers (I also played hockey with them for several years!). Got to love Fall!! Bring on the hockey!!

healthy ashley said...

Good luck with the hip flexor! It stinks, but luckily it's totally treatable. And I know you practice already, but there are a ton of yoga moves for hip flexors :)

LOL- I love those race pics! If you get a butt like that guy all we'll have to look at is you in race photo recaps!

Happy weekend!

Allison (Eat Clean Live Green) said...

Sorry about the hip! I hope you have a quick recovery

Calyx Meredith said...

Um - not to piss Jess off, but Fantasy Fashion would make me run away screaming. Of course, I currently have not one, but two fantasy football teams in two different leagues - so er, have fun with the hockey!!

And good luck with the hip flexor - that sucks but I guess it sucks less than some other things could! Peace.

Missy said...

Sounds like you got a plan - elliptical and pool running might be best right now. Concentrate on the cycling and you'll be golden. Sorry, though, it still blows.

Badgergirl said...

Ohh! Fantasy hockey! Sounds like fun.

Good luck recovering with the injury!

Al's CL Reviews said...

My brother was talking about Fantasy Hockey. He was excited as all get out!

Hope your hip is on the mend!

joyRuN said...

Good luck with your hip!

I'm pretty sure mine are messed up in some way, hence the gimpy gait. I have nothing useful to offer for it though other than healing vibes :)

B.o.B. said...

Awwww geek out! (To tune of Awww Freak Out! Le Freak se chic...)

Sorry.

Anyway good plan sticking to the elliptical and keeping up the cardio. Sending you quick healing vibes. I know how it is to have an injury. Sucky.

Tyger Lily said...

I'm with ya!

HOCKEY BITCHES!!!!

This coming from a girl from Hawaii!!

aron said...

hope that hip heals up fast!!

Alisa said...

Rest and ice/heat for that hip! Sounds like from your newer posts that I just got caught up on, you're plowing away on the elliptical. Keep it up and hopefully you'll be back on your feet running again soon.