Grumble grumble. Insert injured runner post here. My run last night was not pretty, but I did make 8 miles. Not the 9-10 I was hoping for, but 8 is solid. There was a lot of whimpering, and of course, there was a little situation where I had to pause at a stoplight for a moment, and when I went to start again my knee simply said no. I crumpled a bit, turned around, and gimped off the side of the road. And dude giggling at me in the front car at the light? Not. Cool. The pain is mostly on the lower outside of my knee, and by the time I stopped last night it was radiating up my thigh to my hip. I know it’s IT band syndrome. Thanks, karma, for giving the least patient and worst at resting person on earth the injury whose “cure” is rest.
So what’s my plan? Well, I’ve got 8 more miles this week, and I’ll be damned if I’m stopping before that. So I’m doing all the stretching, icing, ibuprofen, and foam rolling I can, but I’m still planning on today’s lunch run. Soon-I’m going early to get it over with. If that means I’m a lump on the couch tonight, that’s cool. I’ve just been on SUCH a good streak lately and I don’t want to lose the changes my body has made. Rest is not a part of that just yet, and this weekend is too busy for me to try and squeeze them in then.
Have you ever run with pain? What are the consequences? Have you ever watched “The IT Crowd”? I’ve seen a few episodes, but since I’m a tech team nerd now, I really need to give it another shot.