How. Can. This. Be?
The pain started a couple weeks ago. It came out of nowhere. I was just running a normal 3 miler. And the pain started. I tried to ignore it. I pretended that it wasn't happening. I kept running on it for a few more days. And the pain kept getting worse. I finally surrendered to it and decided to take a week off from running. I tried not to think about my 1000 mile goal for 2013. How would I ever meet it now after taking a week off and having a low mileage week before that? Right. I might have to let go of that goal.
For those of you that don't know what a foam roller is, you can look at the photo. Basically you roll on it and it hurts a lot. The idea is to roll out your muscles and supposedly this funky rolling will help the knee pain. That's the idea. I am not sure if this is helping. But I am foam rolling like it's my job. I am also doing some stretching. And I bought myself and IT Band compression wrap.
So I think the pain is my IT band. All signs point to that. Meanwhile before I go self-diagnosing myself and get too far ahead of myself, I have an appointment on Thursday with a sports medicine doctor. I did see an ortho doctor in May. And he did nothing for me. I am hoping this new doctor will be able to help me. After all, I need to get this situation under control. And fast. I just registered for the "More Half Marathon". It is in Central Park in NYC on April 14th. So basically that means that training starts in two weeks.
In the meantime, I will continue foam rolling. And stretching.