This is Easter weekend, and the weather has warmed up (finally) and you could smell spring in the air. The local trail is finally clearing and today was the day that I was going to run it for the first time. I saw Heather of www.girlgoesrunning.blogspot.com running past my place and immediately went and changed into my running gear and left the house. As I hit the trail, I knew it was going to be a wet, muddy run. Oh well....the price I was willing to pay.
2.5k into the run and I could feel the usual twinge in my left knee that normally would bring me to a halt. Not today....today I decided I was going to push through it. So for another 1.5k, I kept saying over and over 'Pain is temporary, quitting is forever.' It got me through a lot of runs last year, and it's something I rely on. So I did complete 4.2k, but not without pain. As soon as I walked through the door, I brought out the foam roller and the advil. Now I need to apply ice, as walking down the stairs is painful.
So while I say Pain is Temporary.....this IT band pain has definitely decided to stay with me. :-( I'm considering a technique called dry needling...has anyone had experience with this, good or bad???
On another note, my other running friend Heidi of www.idlehide.com just finished her first marathon in Oakland, CA. Check out her blog for the marathon recap of this VERY hilly course.
|Heidi and I at my 10k last year!|
Well I'm off to ice the knees and hobble around the house. May all of you enjoy pain free running!!!