Run today – 5.5 miles, 37.75min. Rolling hills, one good hill climb
The plan was to do 8 miles in roughly 56 min or less.
Hello ITBS (SUPERcool with the abbreviations – Illiotibial band syndrome) I didn’t know what it was until I was training for my first marathon in 2008. I ran for 13 miles of the race with pretty significant IT band pain. NOT fun. October 2011 marathon – no IT band issues – just lots of other pain:) November 2011 marathon – severe IT band probs going on – didn’t know how I was going to finish that one – and the saga continues.
But, I don’t really like complainers, and I DON”T like to complain about pain. QUICK perspective – I have given birth to 3 children – all without pain medication. This is not for bragging rights. Really just because the thought of someone sticking a giant needle into my spinal cord scared me more than the thought of pushing out a baby without it. It’s not normal. #3 was almost born on the highway. Walked into labor and delivery with him at 7:41 am and he was on the table at 7:55 am – no exaggeration. And no time for anything to ease the pain.
So – I like to think I can handle pain. Normally I would run through pain – I’m of the “push it till you wanna puke”, “no pain, no gain” mentality – but the more I understand about running, the more I learn that IF YOUR LEGS DON’T WORK, YOU CANT RUN!!! I know ground-breaking revelations happening in CT – it just gets better – I’m smart AND I can run!
Back to today – another long story short – is that there are five children in my house this week age 5 and under – craziness ensues. That’s how we do Christmas break. What?? That doesn’t sound like fun?? When the SIL offered me a run, there was no way I was passing on THAT opportunity – I was going to run fast and far.
Anyway, I hit mile 4 and the trusty ‘ole knee decides to give me a little attitude – not cool. Body says “keep going, you feel great!!” Mind says “keep going and you’ll kill your knee!” I did choose the wiser option and ended the run early:(
I hobbled my sad little self back home and promised my knee I would give it some TLC tonight – the foam roller and my hip have a hot date;-)
I may be gimpy, but I look cute doing it! Outfit of the day: complete with yesterdays makeup and everything – trying to make it last.
What is your favorite running outfit/sneaker?
What is the worst running injury you have had?