|Melanie took this of me on the Thursday hike|
Today I went walking with the ladies at one of our favorite places, Lake Padden, and the dozen or so of us started off at a brisk clip. I noticed that I had a little discomfort in my right hip, nothing too unusual (at my age aches and pains often go unremarked upon), but before I had gone even a half mile, I realized that it wasn't letting up. In fact, it was getting more noticeable. Once around the lake is 2.6 miles, and by the time I'd gone two of those miles, I was holding on to my friend Lily's arm on the downhill sections. And I was limping as well.
So we only went around once and then headed off to have a nice breakfast. I notice that I can walk up and down steps and pretty much get around without too much pain, but the area of the right piriformis muscle seems to be inflamed. I can walk just fine as long as I don't try to take too long a stride. I came home and did some stretches on the hip and wonder just what caused all this. Maybe it was something I did in yoga class yesterday? But strangely it only began to hurt once I tried to walk fast. Sitting here in my chair I feel no pain at all.
This is very annoying and is cutting into my daily step count, not to mention giving me a nagging feeling that it might not just clear up magically. I'll keep you posted, natch.