Saturday, April 1, 2017

I'm on a roll

Rolling, rolling rolling out that hip
I was able to do the entire five-mile walk with the ladies this morning, in the rain (of course) and with some hip pain, but this is the first time since it seized up on me more than a month ago that I have been able to do the entire walk. Last week I made one loop of the lake and skipped the second, and I almost turned back at one point today because the hip began hurting. Instead, I stopped long enough to put my leg up on a fence and stretch it for a bit and then continued on. And then upon arriving home, I used this roller on both hips, front and back, for about fifteen minutes, and now I'm feeling great!
Little Miss Cabbage
We met right next to the Farmers' Market, since this is Opening Day for the 2017 season (it starts the first Saturday in April), and this young lady was chosen to catch that waiting cabbage, tossed to her by the mayor of Bellingham. Love her outfit and boots! I didn't wait around for the actual toss, as I was more interested in snagging some goodies from the stalls, which opened right at 10:00am.
It was crowded this morning
Although there was still some light rain, many people turned out for Opening Day, and we enjoyed some tasty treats and then headed home. Once I got home and started my rolling activity, I asked SG to take my picture, since it was a perfect segue into today's timely title.
:-)

17 comments:

  1. Hope you find relief with the roller. Some people find it painful to use. But if it helps you, go for it :-)

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  2. Yay. I am so very glad that you are showing your hip who is boss.
    Keep on rolling.

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  3. Yes you are with that hip responding to treatment as it is, Jan.

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  4. How interesting that the rolling is helping.....I should try it, since sciatica is one of my ailments :)
    Happy to see you are out and about again, nothing can keep you down my friend !
    Hugs,
    ~Jo

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  5. Interesting. I'm not familiar with roller workouts. I'm glad it's working for you.
    I wonder how "Little Miss Cabbage Catcher" looks on a resume.

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  6. It's surprising what can be done with good exercises. The key word here is good. not just any exercise.

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  7. Never really thought of rolling like that to help the aches and pains. But if it works,.....

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  8. Keep rolling on if it works for you! :)

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  9. Makes me think of the TV show from a long time ago...
    Keep rollin' rollin' rollin'!!

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  10. I hope you'll explain how to do the rolling, since a lot of us good use some help in that area. Also, what's the tossing of the cabbage all about?

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  11. I have gone back and read posts up to today and hope you are recovering and that your hip is feeling good today. Thinking about you DJan and had a lot of catching up to do......checking in....rotator problems, have not been available to post/ etc for a while. Cheers

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  12. Life just keeps rolling along. A farmer's market sounds like a dream come true!

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  13. I love the photo below of the group hiking up to the Mt. Erie summit. I have one of those rollers. I had better luck with my old racket balls though. To really get into those tight muscles.

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  14. That roll looks interesting and I hope it helps with your recovery. Keep us apprised.

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  15. I'm glad that roller is working for you. Maybe I should get one and try that. I have hip pain flares so often. Keep on rolling along.

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