Couldn't take it any longer and wanted to see what my hip would feel like, so I went out on the Las Vegas strip at 6 this morning and ran around a big block for about 25 minutes very easy. Hip didn't feel well, but not as bad as it has. The degree of pain leveled off to bearable and I just went nice and easy for probably a little less that 3 miles. Got back to the hotel and really had the urge to get my HR up a little so I thought I'd give the stairs a try. Ran 35 floors, 16 steps per floor, in 5 minutes. This felt really good and had ZERO pain in my hip, most likely due to very low impact. I think I'll do the stairs 3-4 times tomorrow taking the elevator down.
I have an MRI on Wed. so hopefully I'll know soon what this is and the recovery can start. The PT and I are both leaning to stress fracture, but we'll see. I have officially taken myself out of MMC. Not too bummed about it, just want to get this hip thing under control.
3 days ago