Several of you recommended I get a massage done to see if it would help with my ITB issues. When I was training for my HIM and marathons, and having some piriformis issues, I went once a month to get a Sports Massage and it was HEAVEN! So, I thought I would give it a try.
I decided to try out a run on the treadmill tonight after we put our boys down for the night. I was really nervous because I just didn't want to feel that twinge of pain again. Mentally, I just don't think I could have taken it.
I forced the negative thoughts aside, blasted my favorite running tunes, and just started running. I decided to run at a nice, easy pace and not push it.
I felt good and I started getting excited. I ran past the 1.4 mile mark, which is what I made it to last week, and got a huge smile on my face. Around the 24min. mark I started to feel a little pressure on my knee. Not a twinge of pain, just some pressure. I probably could have kept running, but I didn't want to press my luck, so I stopped.
I made it to 24 minutes with NO PAIN! Woohoo! I know that isn't a huge amount of time, but considering the fact that I haven't really been able to run for the last 6 weeks, I'll take it! :)
After the run, I did my stretching routine (which I'm planning on posting about later this week) and foam rolled. It hurt, but not as much as it did after my run last week! Baby steps...that's what it's all about when dealing with an injury.
|Happy and sweaty after my run! :)|