So I am thinking of changing my blog name to Injured Ritsa. Sounds a lot more accurate than Runner Ritsa. Blah blah, I am not thinking positive right now but I just don’t feel like thinking positive. I have been pain free for a few days; i.e. no pain during NTC workouts or any daily activities; and then BAM! I tried to run yesterday and around mile 2 the pain crept up on me. I decided to push through it because I missed running so much even though I know that wasn’t my smartest idea. By the end of 5.5 miles, I was limping. Now, I am walking around work in a knee brace calling the sports medicine doctor 50x a day to see if they’ve had a cancellation and can fit me in, like NOW!
I have self diagnosed myself with Iliotibial Band Syndrome based on the symptoms and causes I have researched. It looks like a lot of rest and ice for me. I might go buy new stability shoes even though my performance neutral ASICS Sky Speeds are only 2 months old! 😦 Obviously, I will get a proper diagnosis on Tuesday from a real doctor (wait, I’m not a doctor?). Until then, I will be wallowing in self pity and eating lemon cupcakes on my couch.