Monday, May 17, 2010

HELP

OK I am on day 3 NOT being ABLE to run. I of course in the past have gone three days without running...BUT that was my choice. Now I am HURT...boo hoo and CAN'T run! I am not sure why or how but something is not right. My right knee on the outside hurts. Today I did the eliptical and didn't have any pain. As soon as I got off....I tried a little light jog in place. All better right?? OUCH! So that ended and I left the gym deflated. I am in the middle of training for my half (you know the one where I was going to P.R.) so I guess I am going to be resting and icing and not running for a few more days. Another runner I talked to thought it may be my I.T. band. NOOOOOOOOOOO!!! So I guess that means more stretching?? I need to do some more research and HOPE this goes away soon. What can I do if I can't run to keep up my endurance?? I did get my tank top from Running Chics (www.runningchics.com) in the mail today that I won on MissZippy's blog BUT it is way to BIG. UGH!! Hoping to be able to swap out and maybe upon it's return I will be RUNNING again.

Has anyone else had knee or I.T. issues??

10 comments:

Emz said...

ahhhh the story of my life. Knees shmees.

Do spinning/cycling. It completely saved me!!!!

Wishing you well!!

Kerrie T. said...

Ugh. Oh no. I was four weeks from my first full and started having pain in the calves -- calf strain and shin splints. So, I had to downgrade to a half. I'm doing the recumbent bike on advice from a running coach. So maybe try something less stressful on your knee? I just don't know how many miles on the bike you are supposed to do to equal how many miles you would've run. I guess I need to look that up.

Hope you feel back to 100% soon!

misszippy said...

It does sound like IT to me. Do you have a foam roller? Use it! If not, get one.

I'm sure they will accomodate you exchanging the tank--they are very nice!

Feel better.

Lindsay said...

I am sorry! No advice here, I hope you feel better soon!!!!

Amanda said...

My IT band bugs me all the time if I don't take care of it. Here's what I do. After each run, lots of stretching, look up IT band specific stretches, and then I roll it on the foam roller. Then if it still hurts I ice it. Inner thigh and hip flexor strength exercises help support it. If it bugs you during the middle of a run, stop and stretch it and walk a bit. If it doesn't stop hurting you have to end the run.

Angie said...

Bummer!!! Hoping it gets better soon, so you can get back into training!

H Love said...

thanks guys! trying not to freak out!

Kerrie T. said...

Just saw your comment. Injured runners unite! *hugs* Hopefully, we'll be back out there soon.

PS: Did you see Daris's time? Dude!

Claudia said...

IT Band sucks!!
I've been icing every night, even on the nights I don't run... but especially after running. I also stretch first thing in the morning and before bed time. I do a couple of yoga moves and some IT band stretches.
I haven't picked up an Roller yet as I was hopping this would just go away... but no such luck.

Hope you feel better soon!

Claudia said...

IT Band sucks!!
I've been icing every night, even on the nights I don't run... but especially after running. I also stretch first thing in the morning and before bed time. I do a couple of yoga moves and some IT band stretches.
I haven't picked up an Roller yet as I was hopping this would just go away... but no such luck.

Hope you feel better soon!