My last post on Map My Fitness starts “I’ve given up stressing about not running…” and it’s true. I’ve taken some great advice from a Twitter colleague who replied to one of my more moany tweets like this:
“…the only way I was able to make in roads was to first mentally accept the gift of injury…” @TerrelHale
It was as if a light had been turned on. Instead of looking at my hip issue as a ‘issue’, I should be looking at it as an opportunity. A blessing, rather than a blessed problem.
I’ve decided that as I can’t run (because just walking and standing are aggravating my hip and running will undoubtedly exacerbate it) I should look at other ways to get my health hit and maintain my sanity. Cycling wouldn’t help; I’m still using the same rotational movement as running. Swimming might, but the local pools aren’t very local at all! So I’ve settled on yoga.
Today I did 15 minutes of yoga before heading off to do my weekly shop. It was just 15 minutes, but I actually found it quite hard and even worked up a sweat! My plan is to do 15 minutes yoga daily, which should be easily achievable and will also give me a some strength back. If I have more time I’ll do a longer session.