Ahem, this isn’t going to interest many of you, unless you have had IT band issues before, or unless you enjoy running like I do (never thought those words would come out of my mouth a year ago). But my next few posts are going to be about my current running injury and how I’ve been attempting to heal and rehab myself at home without PT (and the emotional, physical, spiritual connect in the body, because boy have I been discouraged with being unable to move).
If you know me, you can imagine how obsessive I’ve been trying to resolve this issue. I was running about 12-15 miles a week pre-injury. I had been training for my first 1/2. I had done everything right, i thought: stretching before and after, gradual increases in mileage, good shoes, etc.
My right knee started to hurt on the outside about three and a half weeks ago. It was following, as you might remember, some foot pain, which was resolved when I had H1N1 and lay in bed for two weeks. (turned out my foot pain was bruising from my inserts so I’ve since gotten custom inserts). After H1N1 I ran about 4 times, the last two times in LOADS of pain but determined to run through it because I had sat on my butt for weeks and really aspired to make the 1/2 in Feb (i felt I had to catch up in my training).