I finally found what I like doing & Ive knocked myself out of it, within a month
with these dumb injuries.
Think about it Bonnie, the increased exercise you have begun in the last month is quite an adjustment for your body to make.
Listen to what your body is saying...it is giving clear warning signs that you may need to take it a little slower, let your body adjust to the added demands you are placing on it.
As soon as your glute or hamstring feels better, and you can do HIIT again, scale it back to once or twice a week for a while longer before trying for the 3 times a week.
Remember to stretch the hamstrings and glutes after HIIT! Very important to increase your flexibility to avoid injury.
It does NOT mean you are losing ground or that you are going backward, it just means that you need to give your body a little more time to catch up and adjust.
You are strong and fit...and you will get past all of this...IF you are patient and let everything heal.
I am the worlds worst at trying to continue to run with an injury for fear of "losing" my conditioning or what I had built up already. So, I know how it feels to step back and regroup. In the past, running with an injury never made me a faster or better runner, it never improved my performance...it only delayed and made worse the inevitable break down of my running completely,with ALOT of pain that could have been avoided. In fact, I "discovered" weight lifting, only because I had been forced to stop running after I was nearly crippled from shin and knee pain on BOTH legs. I discovered lap swimming as a great alternative whole body workout also.
So, I guess what I am trying to say is that right now may be a good time to try some different things that will still give you a good workout, still maintain your fitness level and allow your body to heal from your current injuries.
I hope some of this helps you....I can hear the disappointment in your words and I really want to help you keep from going there, kay?