For the past few months I have been injury free and on cloud 9. I have been able to run whenever I want and however far I want without any inconvenient pain. And then Saturday happened. I was a little sore Saturday morning before my 5k but I blamed the soreness on CrossFit the day before. I ran the 5k without any pain and later on decided to run an easy 2.5 miles with Tim. That is when the pain started.
I have been having IT band pain since Saturday. Uggghhhh. The frustration! I decided not to work out on Sunday and give my legs a rest. Yesterday I went to CrossFit but didn’t have any IT band pain during the workout. But my IT band feels very tight and aches when I walk again today. Although today is speed work day I decided to finally rid myself of my stubbornness and take today off. WHAT!? No, speed work? Yup, you heard me right. Rest is my remedy right now. With marathon training right around the corner (seriously, I am scheduled to start next Monday), I need to be in tip top shape.
I am a stubborn person. In running and in life. Last year it got me sidelined for 4 months. I am not letting it ruin yet another “first” marathon experience. I am going to instead strengthen my legs today. And stretch, stretch, stretch. I even brought my foam roller to work and have been rolling in my cubicle. No lie.
Depending on my IT band, I may take the rest of the week off and hope that a week of no running will cure me. I can only hope!