I had a bad feeling this was coming. I knew after running the second half marathon two weeks ago, that my body would not bounce back easily from it. My IT band hurt during the race and for a couple days after. I rested that whole week. Last week, I rested too. More so because our schedule was so crazy that I just could not seem to get a workout or run in. So, this was the week to start running.
I ran on Tuesday. And two miles into my run, my IT band, not only started to feel funny, it hurt. You know, that pain at the knee every time you take a stride? Yep, that kind of hurt. I stopped at three miles and haven't tried to run since. I am a bit frustrated. I had just decided I wanted to run a 5K in Chestertown in conjunction with the Chestertown Tea Party and Parade that my son are in. I was hoping to PR.
For now, I have decided that it would be best if I just stop running for a little and give my IT band the rest it needs. I am somewhat fine with it since I do not like running in the heat of the summer anyways. Plus, since I am not getting the running I crave, I am really starting to long for some good, tough, weight training workouts. Maybe some Insanity too. I hope to be back to running soon so I can be ready for fall races!