Oct 14, 2009

The things I do to run....

So, as I mentioned in my last post, my IT band has not been my friend lately.  Monday, I was able to get about 3 miles in on the treadmill and then had to stop.  After that, I decided it was time to see a doctor.  So I went today and my diagnosis of a strained IT band was confirmed - so that's good.  The bad news is that there really isn't anything they can do to fix it.  The doctor said I probably won't injure it anymore, it just probably won't be healed for the race.  He gave me some serious anti-inflammatory meds and wants to do a steroid injection next Tuesday.  I'm not much of a needle fan, but at least this will get me to the race. 

I'm retiring after this for quite some time.  Half-marathons, fine.  Full - no way!

1 comment:

heroes said...

Well, we would have made a fine CA duo this year. I am also on an anti-inflammatory and had cortisone shots in my big toe joints a couple of weeks ago. I hope yours feels better soon and the marathon goes well.