Ever since running the Nike Women’s Half Marathon San Francisco much better than expected, I have been starting to write more about running. I wrote about 4 Reasons Why I Suffered from Hip Overuse Injury and The Path To Recovery From My Hip Overuse Injury.
However, I mentioned that I still have a lot of work to do to be 100% back to normal from my hip overuse. Today I am going to talk about some of the habits that I am going to incorporate to get to that point.
Sitting all day for work can really impact how poorly my hips feel so I have been trying to stand as much as possible. I try to find the tall tables if I work in coffee shops or use a make-shift standing desk of shipping boxes. I might not stand all day but alternating with sitting really helps.
My hips actually feel better when I move and exercise. I try to have two good sessions of movement a day. I try to go to one class a day and sometimes try to incorporate a short run too. If I can’t run, I try to walk a little farther than I would or do some stretching at home.
Foam Rolling and Lacrosse Ball
The lacrosse ball is one of my favorite tools to roll on because it really can dig into my hips and piriformis. I also love using the foam roller for my calf muscles, IT bands and shoulders.