I saw the doctor about my hip and shoulder on Monday. X-Rays showed no problems with the bone. He offered a cortisone shot and I was happy to take it. I can walk without pain now and maybe my mom won’t outrun me in the parking lot again. He did say to take it very easy. The shot helps with the pain but overdoing it will just make the injury worse.
Instead of hitting the gym on Monday evening I attended a carbine class and although it wasn’t particularly difficult training it was still a bit of a work out doing weapon manipulations drills for two hours.
Made it to the Gym on Tuesday and it went well. I’m still skipping the leg exercises so the hip can rest and heal. I was hurting a little the next day because I wasn’t thinking about it and tried a lower ab exercise that initially felt fine but on the second set I realized was using the hip quite a bit. The pain was gone by Wednesday.
Thursday at the gym went well also. Again I was able to increase the reps on several exercises. I went for a short walk with two of my grandsons and my hip was giving me problems within a very short distance.
No third gym day this week. I have another small unit tactical training. That will probably be more of a workout than the gym time.
Stay alert, stay prepared and stay safe.
Goal: Complete a Murph Challenge in 2022