IT Band(wagon)

May 13, 2008

My ride last night went very well and my leg handled some hard efforts without complaint.  Things were a little tight when I got home but nothing I couldn’t tackle with my foam roller. 

This morning I had my first run in I don’t want to think how many days.  Instructions were to stop if I felt any pain, stretch, try again, and if I still felt pain to walk away and NOT think injury thoughts or get worked up about it.  I think I did pretty well in both departments and got off the treadmill after 3 minutes without shedding a single tear or even making a sad face.  So I will remain on the IT Bandwagon with the likes of Rachel Ross for perhaps a few more days.  Now I just wait while my darling coach drinks her morning coffee so she can come up with a plan b for me.  I have noticed that I’m really starting to relax a lot more about being partially sidelined.  My biggest race is in just over 3 weeks so I have time to get this thing taken care of before then and I know I have accomplished over 4 months of the most solid training I’ve ever done.  Even with an injury I’m leagues ahead of where I was at this time last year, so I really don’t have a whole lot to be stressed about where training is concerned.  I am coming to terms with the fact that it will resolve itself when it feels like it – not when I feel like it.  Ahh, surrendering control.  My favorite thing…(not really). 


2 Responses to “IT Band(wagon)”

  1. Beth Says:

    See it’s just this type of attitude that forces injuries to get better. When you relax, it relaxes. I can’t explain it. That’s just the way it is… 😉 Either way, great news about the bike! You are moving forward!!!

  2. marit c-l Says:

    I KNOW that you’ll be okay – I just do. You’re you and you are very special. But not in a helmet-wearing-out-of-transition-kind-of-way (like I saw a few weekends ago). 🙂

    Once you make peace with your body, things tend to work out. But I’ll still send healing vibes your way…

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