Tuesday, June 05, 2012


Still here, workout schedule still holds.

In fact, this week I had an extra workout. My little sister was down from NYC and we abandoned our children (she is the mother of The Divine Miss M) to take a walk.

More like the Bataan Death March. Anyway, 6+ miles in 90+ degree heat and two bum hips later we made it home. Yes, apparently my hips are also joining in the "Amanda's Aging, Ha Ha Ha!" -fest. About four miles in and they were actually burning, in the hip sockets.

This isn't the first time that's happened to me either. Back in 2010 when we went to Glacier I had the same burning-hip-joints thing happen to me on the Loop portion of the trail following our Highline hike. It was only due to sheer force of will and a stubborn refusal to be airlifted out that I made it off that damned mountain under my own steam (okay, Choreboy helped. Like, alot). But that was 11.4 miles with over 2000 ft of descent mere months after I recovered from bilateral stress fractures, not just some 5-or-so mile walk over relatively level/ slightly rolling terrain when I am theoretically in great shape!

Good grief.

I guess I'll add that to the list of fun stuff I'm going to ask my doctor about. Yippie? Well, we'd better figure out how to fix it because we're heading back to Glacier in 2013 and I want to do the Highline again.

If I am confined to Hidden Lake, I'm gonna be bummed.

Anyway, must shut down so I can race home, feed the boys, and get my aching joints to the gym -- later, y'all!


Angela Pea said...

Yeah!! You're still alive!!

Choreboy said...

I am saving up money to have you air lifted out this time should you decide to try it again. Last time was pretty rough :)

Amanda said...

Angela, yeppers!

And honey, tell me about it. Ouch. Bad thing is, once the aches and pains set in the next day I couldn't remember the hip-joint burning sensation until Sunday when I went through it on that walk with my sister! At least I've got a symptom I can describe now, yanno?

Diane, Fit to the Finish said...

That sounds like a very painful experience! I hope your doctor can give you some help. I'm impressed you finished. Take care of yourself and have a wonderful weekend.

Super Earthling said...

Holy cow, Amanda—6 miles and 90 degrees? Yikes, that must have been grueling. Having AS, I know firsthand that hip socket burn you’re talking about. Not a good feeling. As I went on to read the rest of your post I blinked in disbelief. Woman, you are crazy—and clearly in amazingly good shape! Just, please, be careful. Okay?