My hip is doing a lot better. I can walk around just fine. I can walk fast and for long distances without much discomfort. I can balance on one leg again which means I don't have to sit down to get dressed. I can slide out of my car (big truck) and land on my left foot without hurting as long as I do it carefully.
I can do most of my exercising without altering the workout which means I am back to doing squats, weighted squats, lunges, kettlebell swings, burpees, push ups, planks, power cleans, dead lifts and more; none of which I could do right after the injury. I can even do a few jump ropes if I put most my weight on the right foot.
But I still can't run. The other day I decided to try a slow jog to catch up with some friends and I hurt for the rest of the day. It was only 100 yards or so. It is really frustrating.
Last week I FINALLY got to see the physical therapist and now I've been doing these exercises for a week as directed. It isn't hard to do and isn't painful and I kinda wonder if it is even helping. But I will continue to do them because I really want to be able to run again--at least to be able to catch up with my friends, or my kids, or to run away from a tsunami.
Next week I have another appointment with the therapist and I'm supposed to bring my running shoes. He wants me to do some running on the treadmill. I don't know how long I'll be able to do that but I have high hopes.