Friday, August 24, 2012

Five Things Friday

1. The Knee - The good news is that after a second opinion with an orthopedic surgeon, it is NOT a torn meniscus, but is ITBS. That is good because if I play my cards right, I won't be out of commission for too long, but I will have to take it easy...

2. Taking it Easy - What does that even mean? Well, since my disastrous race last weekend in WV, I have not run. Not at all. Today is day 6 of no running. My knee doesn't hurt at all. What have I been doing instead? Two days of cycling. That is it. 90 minutes of exercise. That might be the least I have done. Ever.

3. Rehab - Well, according to the doctor, there is nothing I can do "myself" to fix the IT band. I kinda think that is a big lie. Regardless, I have been icing every night and foam rolling. The foam rolling hurts like crazy, so I must be doing something right. Hoping not running for a week will also help. I've been sorta stretching, and I am getting instructions from my coach today on stretches and a new schedule. Also, I have physical therapy on Monday. I'm sure that will be thrilling.

4. Retro Run - I am "running" another 5k with A on Sunday. In somewhat related news, J and the dog are joining us. Good thing I'm crippled, I foresee this as being a catastrophe. (That, and J refuses to costume up and wear short shorts in celebration of mile 3, the 80's. He is NO fun.)

5. DISNEYLAND/CALIFORNIA - I still plan on doing the half since I can walk if necessary. A and I leave next Friday. STUPID EXCITED.

9 comments:

  1. So, taking it easy = walking a half marathon. Girl!

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  2. I suffered with a lot of ITBS issues. It's a nightmare, and it keeps coming back if you don't take care of it right. I recommend going to a rolfer--they are a specialized type of massage therapist and if they are qualified they can really help fix the problems. Go to http://rolf.org/find to find one close by. It sounds hooky, but they have fixed a lot of issues for me in the past. I hope you get feeling better!

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  3. ITBS is not fun, but it's waaaay better than a torn meniscus. I hope you can work out some stuff with your PT to help you feel better!

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  4. So glad you got a 2nd opinion!!You should find a chiro who offers ART (Active Release Therapy) helps wonders with ITBS!! Hang in there!!

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  5. Since I run everyday I figure I don't have the right to scold you for thinking that taking it easy is running a 5k and then walking a half marathon so I'll just shut up. (have fun)

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  6. In '02 I had "runners knee" which is exacerbated by ITBS. I to do a bunch of strengthening exercises in PT for my quad, hamstring, etc. Rolling also hurt like crazy - but it got better.

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  7. i would work on your hips too. that is what my doc and pt said were the cause of my it band problems. and foam rolling is also correct. :) does A know she is going to disney or is it a surprise??

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  8. HAVE FUN IN DISNEYLAND!!!!!! ºoº

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