This afternoon when I walked outside after work and felt the cool breeze and sunshine, I knew I had to get out for a walk when I got home.
As soon as I got home, I searched through my drawers to find something that I wouldn’t be totally embarrassed to wear for an outdoor workout. Most of my workouts up until now have been done in my basement or living room, so I haven’t had this problem.
I put on a pair of maternity leggings and a big tee shirt (and probably looked ridiculous), but I didn’t care. The fresh air felt soooo good as I hit the pavement.
I planned on a 35-45 minute walk around my hilly neighborhood, including a few loops around a local park.
When I first started walking I had some major tightness in my pelvic area that I’ve noticed lately when I’m walking (especially uphill). It did start to go away though once I got warmed up.
However, the walk took a bad turn around minute 35 when I got a shooting pain in my left side. It felt like a gas pain, but it really hurt. I was already headed home, but I slowed my pace and stopped a few times to stretch and breathe. I suspect this is round ligament pain, but I’m surely glad that I have a doctors appointment on Thursday to talk to someone.
Im glad to say that when I got home, drank a glass of water, ate a banana and put my feet up, I felt instantly better.
It was scary though. And I’m hoping that the doctor doesn’t prohibit exercise from here on out. I’ll keep you posted.
Going to go back to resting.