I have started up my PT and biking (stationary) again. It seems I didn’t have a muscle pull – I just have very weak hip flexors. We figured this out because I can stand on one foot and hold on to something without pain. I can even lean forward and to the side without pain, as long as I am holding on to something for balance. But the minute I let go and try to balance on my own – the muscles in the front of my hip (and sometimes the back) start to burn almost immediately. If I tense up everything – the burn diminishes.
So, I am back to doing all my strengthening exercises as of yesterday. I am also doing some of the simple ones (like balancing on one foot) throughout the day as I think about it. I had started to limp (waddle) a bit again, so I am also trying very hard to walk with good posture. I am going to get back to my bike training routine, I am starting to doubt my ability to ride those 71 miles in June. But, I am not ready to downgrade to 40 miles yet.