First off, thank you ALL for your awesome support on my post yesterday. I love being a part of this awesome community because of the great support. You all had useful tips and offered wonderful words of encouragement. *hugs* to you all! )
As I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I’m having issues with my leg.
It started with a slight twinge of pain in my right hip last week. It would only be present for a little while after I finished running. I did some of my regular stretches and left it at that. Well, I has gradually gotten worse.
As of last night the pain has started to slowly move towards my knee and is almost constant.
I’ve had several people tell me it’s most likely my IT band and just needed to do some stretching. I’ve googled (gotta love the interwebs) the issue and have all the symptoms of an IT band injury.
It’s most likely from my constant running on paved surfaces and that I’m never that great when it comes to stretching. I’m a ‘do it when I remember’ type of stretcher. Needless, to say I’m going to remember much more often now!
After giving it much thought and taking advice from Jess (who just ran her first half!), I’m taking the week off.
I will be running Race For The Cure on Saturday. And even though I want to be running in preparation for it this week, I won’t be.
I’m going to take these few days to rest and work on getting my leg better. I don’t want to make it worse and not be able to run at all on Saturday.
So, for now I’m sidelined, but I’ll be back in the game before you know it.
I am a rockstar after all! )