So that’s it. I’m surrendering to my stupid $%^& ITB and taking two weeks off running. After three weeks of PT, icing, stretching, foam rolling, it’s still giving me problems. Some days it seems just fine and I feel like I’m making progress, but then others it comes back with a roar and just lifting my foot to the gas pedal hurts. So after talking with my PT folks today, we decided that the best course of action was to give the leg a rest from running.
I know 2 weeks is nothing–there are several folks out there who have been on the DL for far longer. I’ve been off for as much as 6 months before for a partially torn PF. So I’m going to try not to whine too much. But it’s still going to be a long 2 weeks. In addition to worrying about the fitness I’ll lose when I should be ramping up my mileage, I also worry that 2 weeks won’t be enough. Then I really will be in jeopardy of having to give up Boston. But as my mom says, “don’t borrow trouble.” I’ll try to think positive thoughts.
Here’s something positive–Kayla from Running, My Anti-Drug was Random.org’s choice for a winner in my Silver Maple Jewelry giveaway. Congrats Kayla and thanks to Silver Maple for the opportunity!