Hip Flexors and ‘Cross
Late last week I had a bit of relief from pain in my hip. There were long stretches where I was actually pain-free. Friday was great, Saturday was even better. I spun on the trainer for 10 minutes on Sunday and was feeling a little tight after I stretched. As the day progressed I felt a little bit of something in a familiar spot: my hip flexor. Monday I walked around quite a bit and the pain started up again. Today my physical therapist confirmed that the tendonitis was still there. I did some my core exercises, light spinning and some strength exercises that don’t directly involve the hip flexor. The best that I can do for the tendonitis is rest, I’m told. The thing I just can’t do right now is rest. I live in a 4th floor walk up. I walk all over the Capitol Building for work. I have to crouch, squat, kneel, and flex my hip to get pictures. Having a stretch of pain-free living was great and shows that I’m improving. I feel like I’m at a spot where I can turn the corner. I will do everything I can to get better. These setbacks happen, I’m told. I’m anxious to get better and to get back on the bike.
In other news (and since I like to have photos on here) Sunday morning I headed out to Winchester to photograph the Winchester Apple Cross race. I had to work in the afternoon so I could only photograph the morning races so I snapped away at the Cat 4, Juniors, Women’s 4 and the Men’s 3/4 35+. I have a few friends and teammates in the races so it’s great to cheer on people and document them a bit. Cross makes for great pictures, no doubt. Here’s a few of my favorites from Sunday:
More pictures can be seen at my Photoshelter site here.
In my next post I’ll talk about my cycling plans for next year.