|This is me after my run. It is the first time I |
ever wore my Tough Chik shirt . . . I
certainly did not feel tough that day!!
But, my husband found a way around my foolishness. He sent me out with my three boys. And my youngest is 4. So, you can imagine that not much running happened at first. It took 20 minutes to complete 1 mile. I returned home with the boys and left my 4 yr old and 6 yr old at home with my hubby. My knee felt funny even during the walk and I knew it would hurt if I ran, but I was determined to run. My husband had bribed my 9 yr old to run 3 miles with me. He knew my 9 yr old would keep me slower than I wanted to go.
After a 1/2 mile of actual running with my 9 yr old, my right glute and hamstring were already letting me know that everything was NOT OK. They felt tight and hurt more and more with every step. After a mile, I have to admit, that from my hip, down to my knee on the right side, hurt. It felt dysfunctional. By the magical number of 2.5 miles, my IT band had had enough and was painful at the knee.
I came home from the "run" and I totally felt defeated. I began to wonder if I will ever get to run again and NOT feel any pain. It has been 4 months now since I have had a pain free run. That leads me to only one conclusion . . .
I need to go to physical therapy. I need, once a for all, to figure out exactly why my glute and hamstring and IT band are sooooooooo bad on my right side. And I need it fixed. So I can run again. And enjoy it . . .