I mentioned on Sunday I’m having a bit of knee pain. This knee pain is both in the knee and along my IT band. Pretty sure on my run with Holly on Sunday I actually muttered the words, “Yeah, I’ve been so lucky never to have IT issues.”
But foam rolling and icing all day Sunday and Monday and even this morning I wasn’t sure if I was actually injured or just losing my mind. I think perhaps it’s a little of both. I’m not even officially tapering yet and I already am having perhaps some phantom pains and experiencing the taper crazies?! Oy vey.
Well finally at lunch today I decided I needed to find out what the verdict was… injured or crazy?
I decided I’d start jogging and as soon as it hurt I’d walk home and if by some miracle it didn’t hurt I’d run 4 miles.
A few twinges here and there but certainly no stabbing pain like I expected. So I just kept running. I think the twinges were maybe because I was thinking about only my knee the whole time. Maybe? Shit, I don’t know.
I immediately iced it up and also rolled and stretched off and on the rest of the day. It’s sore, but not unmanageable. Walking down stairs is by far the worst, and not as bad as it was the past few days.
So basically I have no effing idea what is going on. I know I’m going to cross train the rest of the week before my 3.5 mile leg of the Akron Marathon on Saturday and then ice it all day before my 20 miler on Sunday!!! After that it’s official marathon taper time. Holy shit!
If you believe in the power of positive juju send me some, I need it!
Alright, time to watch some Biggest Loser… holla!