Monday, March 14, 2011

Rest day questions

It's Monday and in my new schedule, that's a rest day. It works out pretty well, because on Monday nights I have class up in Delaware, so I don't have to worry about fitting my workout into my day of traveling and studying etc. It's also good today because a mystery pain has decided to show its ugly little face. Yesterday my run was pain free. I walked back and forth to the movie theater with my wife and friend later. I did some homework, cooked some dinner, went about my day, but at some point when I was taking it pretty easy my hip started to ache a bit. As the evening wore on, it started to feel worse. I iced it and took some ibuprofen and hoped (with all of my might) that in the morning it would be gone.

Welcome to the morning. Still there. It feels like it's in my joint/socket, not muscular. It hurts a bit when I walk, but mostly catches me off guard with a random footfall, when I go up a step, or when I am getting out of a chair. I have no idea what it is, and more annoyingly, what caused it. I am going to keep icing and hoping I guess. Please at the end of this rest day, will you be better for me hip?

Alternatively I could run it by my father tonight as I will be seeing him and he's an orthopedic doc.

Another question/idea. Not to brag, but I am a pretty good cook. And of course as a triathlete I spend a fair amount of time worrying about the nutrition and caloric values of my food. I was thinking about putting up recipes for some of my staple athlete meals. They're hockey player tested, too, which I think means they're pretty awesome...

The only problem with this idea is that I will run out of recipes in a while, but I am hoping it will also inspire me to try a few new ones. Opinions? Comments?


  1. eek! definitely ask your pops about it know a couple trigeeks recovering from hip surgery this year and it's got me worried about every little tweak I have in my hips.

    wish I could offer up some good recipes but I'm only famous for making reservations (or cold cereal) for dinner.

  2. eek is right!! I'll ask my dad! haha. I think my recipes will get me through a while, and most of them are quite easy. Maybe you can try one or two of mine and become famous for cooking too!

  3. Recipes = awesome. Let's hear 'em!

  4. Post some recipes! I would be interested in trying them out since I basically live off brown rice/vegetables/chicken every day haha.