Last night I iced my hip and then took a hot bath with sea salts.
I relaxed in the hot bath and hoped that would help my hip. It’s really more on the back side of my hip in the butt-region. I have no knee pain and no pain in my thigh.
Fat Kitty is sooo curious about bath time. He runs into the bathroom and pokes his little head over the side of the tub. I’m not sure if he’s curious or if he’s worried about me. He wants to supervise my either way. I tapped on the tub and his little ears poked up and his eyes got wide. “Oh my god! There’s a funny noise! Where is that?” And he tried to find the noise and then he’d poke around the water and run away. Goofy cat!
After my bath, I slathered on the Icy Hot.
The Icy Hot seemed to help a bit. I felt better this morning. I still have some irritation. I’m wondering if the hip discomfort is from running stairs. That’s a new addition to my running routine and it’s really the only thing I can think of. I haven’t increased my speed OR mileage so it’s not that. My new shoes have been great for the last month–no pain. It MUST be the stairs.
Today is a rest day and tomorrow is a rest day. Thursday I had planned on running but I will not run until next week.
Breakfast this morning was waffles again but this time I used the real maple syrup.
I’m bummed about my hip. I hope it’s not tendinitis. I REALLY hope it’s not something serious that could end my running. I’m going to buy some Epsom Salts during my lunch break and tonight’s plan is some gentle yoga and another bath.
QUESTION: Have you ever had hip pain from running? How did you fix it?