I ran today. It was super-good. I didn't run yesterday b/c my leg hurt worse than normal. Worse than normal? What the heck does that mean. I've been thinking a lot about my IT band issues and frankly, I am getting pissed. I don't know much about this IT band but I do know this... it is slowing me down. I've got places to go, things to do, and weight to lose. This wimpy band is getting in my way. It started to really hurt on October 23rd. That is over a month ago! I have done everything I've been told to do: stretch, take anti-inflammatory meds, see a chiropractor, stretch, get new shoes, run outside when possible, stretch, take time off from running, strength train, ice, wear a brace, get a medical massage, and of course, stretch. I am stretching as I type this! So now I am getting a little impatient. Having this injury is highly inefficient. I simply don't have time for this. Last night I almost went through the roof when my 3 year-old said to me while I was stretching "Is that your IT band Mom?" Ahhhhh! I seriously need this to stop consuming my life. I think the reason I am most frustrated is b/c it is effecting my weight loss. Running 4 days a week really helps my weight loss go faster. I guess I am still meeting my 4 pound a month goal. But last month I lost like 14 pounds or something ridiculous like that. That is certainly not going to be happening this month. This is just really a mini-vent. I am still losing weight and I was able to run today... so maybe I need to chill out. But I am going to stop typing about my injury now b/c it is making me unproductive again. Writing about my IT band is just another way I am letting it control me!
P.S. I looked up "running injured" and this is one of the pictures I got. So sad.