As the days of this week wear on I’m getting increasingly more anxious about what’s to come this weekend.
Not anxious over time goals, or the weather. Anxious because my damn IT band is doing everything in it’s power to rebel again the rest of my right leg.
I don’t know what I’ve done to make it so angry, but it is pissed.
I attempted to run on Tuesday. That was a miserable 3 miles. It was overcast ALL DAY long on Monday. ALL DAY. I was really looking forward to my run because the weather was nice. It was cool & the sun wasn’t out.
Then, just as I got home and changed into my running clothes that nasty sun poked it head out of the clouds. Ugh. My nice & cool run got real hot real quick.
Then there’s the issue of my IT band. My stride felt choppy, and my legs just felt heavy. My breathing was all out of wack. It just wasn’t fun. it sucked. I think that might have been the hardest 3 mile run I’ve been on in quite some time. I even stopped and walked…. walked.
Sometimes it makes me laugh that my average pace has been in the 8:20 range. It’s hilarious that last weekend I ran a 10 mile run with the last 4 miles being sub 8..and then, I struggle through a simple 3 mile run.
God sure does have sense of humor.
Ha HA Ha
After Tuesday’s debacle I decided that I would just stretch today. This morning I did a slower paced 1.6 miles around the neighborhood then came upstairs and foam rolled until I couldn’t stand it anymore.
All day I could feel my IT band. It just doesn’t feel right. It’s uncomfortable. I’m starting to get annoyed at this point.
After work I decided I would do 1 mile on the treadmill then roll & stretch some more. That’s what I did…. Then I soaked in a hot bath with epsom salt (which by the way is supposed to be good for constipation. I did not know this. I was pretty sure I knew almost everything about constipation… bc I work for a GI surgeon, not because I have it often.. but I had never heard this about epsom salt)
then rolled a tennis ball on my it band.
now I’m icing & drinking decaf coffee.
I’m about to pop a muscle relaxer & call it a day.
this shiz better clear up quick.
I have a race to run