Throughout the week I was looking forward to this morning when I was planning a simple, no-stress long run of around 6 miles–my first long run since the half marathon.
Friday, however, I started to feel more pain in my IT band. I woke up early and did a yoga DVD, hoping that the stretching would help it out some. It didn’t. I woke up throughout the night feeling pain in my right hip and IT band.
When I finally did wake up today, it hurt to even swing my leg out of bed. I thought maybe I could at least hit the 2.5 mile loop around the park by our house, and if I felt alright, do a second loop for 5 miles, but just walking around hurt.
So like a good patient, I decided it best to not run and not stress whatever was wrong. It was just disappointing because this weekend might be one of the last weekends in a while that I have the time for a long run, and I don’t want to get out of practice/shape because it can be so hard to get it all back.
Meanwhile, my foot is feeling much better. I had an appointment with a sports medicine orthopedist earlier in the week to look at it, and he deemed it tendonitis. Not much you can do for that, except rest…and we all know I don’t do that well.