If you have never seen “Me, Myself and Irene”, do yourself a favour and rent it. No matter how down things get sometimes, this movie always make me laugh.
I have not run for 3 ½ weeks. This sucks!!!!!
Ahhhh..but there may be hope yet.....
To recap: My last Marathon was the ½ in
, June 19th. I got 6 ½ miles in and the IT Band went kersnap...or should I say twang. I spent the next 2 weeks internally screaming when I walked up and down stairs, and pretty much any other time I was on my feet. Winnipeg
Being the Manly Man I am, but not the real Manly Man, I did my own research on what to do. Hello GOOGLE.
There are more articles on IT Bands and IT Band rehab than you can shake a stick at. I picked a few out and of course diagnosed myself with an IT Band problem. I then proceeded to be a cheap Manly Man and bought a rolling pin (about the same time The “BOSS” was rolling her eyes) to ”ease” my sore IT Band. This did somewhat work...but not real great.
The next step was the massage. I finally broke down and agreed that perhaps all those massage
Fantasy’s stories I had heard through the grapevine were all lies and maybe it really would help. I had someone recommended to me through work. She did a great job and did agree it was an IT Band issue and that it appeared not to be chronic.....IE: no IT Band syndrome, just a really tight IT. She also lied to me instead of calling me a moron told me the rolling pin had helped starting to loosen the IT. So when the massage started, I near cried only ½ as much as I should have....yeeeooowwwwww, the rolling pin certainly did not hurt like that. That was last week. The massage really did help as it identified exactly where the Band is tight. I have been almost religious with ice and alternating heat to loosen things up.
Yesterday after work, I parked myself by the poola and once again did a self diagnosis and remedy. I snagged a golf ball and did a deep massage right dead centre of the hurt zone. I rolled that golf ball on the sweet spot more than Tiger ever did...cha-ching!!! Needless to say, I has a big red mark and a sore thigh...but success!!!
even!!!!!! This is the first morning I have gotten out of bed without cringing and limping. My thigh hurts like hell but my knee is pain free. Hmmmm...thigh pain or knee pain??? I think I’ll take door number 1 Monty!! Eureka
So maybe this is the beginning of the end....hopefully by the end of the day I will still feel zero pain on the knee. I will then start to plot my comeback to rule the running world, to wow everyone with my golf ball/rolling pin therapy. I may even make millions and open a charity clinic for old tired runners.....the options are endless if this works.....hmmmm....go to the Cloud Shawn, go to the Cloud...
Ahhh back to reality...I will just be happy to be pain free by the end of the week. Sorry if this sounds sugary, but man I finally feel like there is light at the end of the tunnel. I never figured on how much I would miss running till I couldn’t do it. Who knew?
On a side note, have you ever shaken your keyboard out?? Yuck and gross.....makes me want to type with gloves on....and on that cheery thought, have a great day all! The next big adventure is just around the corner!!