I used to run to work every day. In February I developed some pains in my hip/pelvis. They didn’t go away so I decided to run more slowly. That didn’t help, so in May I decided to stop running altogether and walk to work. One day in June the soreness got suddenly worse and my GP suggested an X-ray.
[X-ray report, June 2012]
The symptoms improved somewhat, so I thought I would just keep on walking to work and hope that, if there was an over-use injury from too much running, there would eventually be an improvement.
It’s now getting worse, not better. My next step is to try only walking slowly. This means setting my morning alarm 15 minutes earlier (02:15), or else cutting 15 minutes from my (sacred!?) book-reading time before work. Either way it’s a pretty miserable option.