February 21st, 2011

Should I try to run?

So here's the deal... the last time I went running was almost two weeks ago.

The next day, my left hip was really sore. Mostly it's right at the top front of the hip bone, but it also sometimes extends around a bit to my lower back. My right hip is also a tiny bit sore, but the left is much worse. Sometimes it doesn't hurt at all, but things that twist it (like getting in and out of a car) is painful. Walking, etc. are fine.

My first instinct was not to run on it, but I'm not so sure about that. It's slowly getting better, but slowly is the operative word. I'm thinking about trying to go running tonight, with the plan being to quit if it starts hurting worse.

Alternate plan is to go to the gym and plunk myself on a stationary bike, but I have no idea if that would be better.

What would you do if you were in my running shoes?