Injuries are…frustrating

Workout:

  • 2 mile run: 21:00 minutes
  • 40 minutes on the elliptical

Hi all! First off, I would like to ask everyone to please still keep Oklahoma in your prayers. My beloved, home state has gone through some tough days, but in the midst of tragedy, I see how truly great not only Oklahomans are, but everyone else in the world. Seeing all of your posts saying that you guys are praying meant so much to me. I was very blessed that the tornadoes did not come in my direction, but the scary thing is that it could have been my hometown that could have gotten hit by those tornadoes, especially since I live about 30-50 miles away from where all the tornadoes hit. So again thank you so much for praying for my home state. This isn’t the first tragedy Oklahoma has faced, but I’m glad to know that with the help of others, we will rise again stronger than ever. :)

Alright, so on my last post I mentioned that I had issues with my IT band during the half marathon. It has gotten better, but I can only make it barely 2 miles before I start feeling some pain again. I don’t like to push it because I don’t want to make it worse, so I’ve been just running the 2 miles then cross training like crazy so I can keep my endurance. I’ve been hitting the gym a lot lately which I am loving. Gotta love those endorphins. ;) I have also been doing a zumba video in my garage for fun and to switch things up. :) I’m loving that too.

I bought myself a little gift to help with cross training. I finally got a Polar heart rate monitor!! It’s a FT4. My best friend, Kate, bought one and loved it so I knew it would help my workouts. I love that it helps me push myself especially since I can see how hard I am working.IMG_3485

Besides crosstraining, I’ve been trying to clean up my diet. I hate to say it, but finals took a toll on my good eating habits, and they were kinda thrown out the window. But with this injury, I also want to lose a bit of weight to maybe help with taking some of the pressure off my knee to see if it will help. It could help, or it could not, but I just want to get back into running pain free.

Favorite Kind bar

Favorite Kind bar

This is my favorite flavor of Kind bar at the moment! It’s so delicious, and it reminds me of pecan pie filling. So good. If you like blueberries and pecans, I really recommend this. :)

Yesterday, my niece and nephew had their final gymnastics class so I went to watch them because they were going to get awards. It was so adorable to see all the kids going up on the podium and showing off their medals. It made me miss my days when I was in tumbling. I tumbled for 8 years and cheered for 7 years. I had a good time, but I traded my cheer shoes for running shoes. ;)

After their class, we went to eat at Chik-fil-a!! I love that place so much, and their lemonade is my favorite!

I clearly couldn't wait to take a bite before I took the picture.

I clearly couldn’t wait to take a bite before I took the picture.

I decided to grab some fries because I was really craving them and rarely eat fries anyways. SO GOOD.

Anyways, I hope everyone has a great day and gets their sweat on. :)

I’ve asked this before, but if you had IT band issues, how did you deal with them?
Any tips would be greatly appreciated!

Favorite meal??
Chik-fil-a grilled chicken sandwich. :)

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16 Comments

  1. Sorry to hear about IT problems. I don’t have any suggestions specific to IT but for injuries in general, it takes time and be careful not to risk further injury by doing too much too soon. You probably already know that right :)

    Hope you’re feeling better soon!

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  2. ITB issues = foam rolling like it’s your job! Deep tissue massage hurts like hell but works wonders too. Good luck!

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  3. ROLL ROLL ROLL ROLL ROLL.
    and whine :-)
    here anyway

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  4. Prayers for Oklahoma! So tragic.

    I just got cleared to come back from my injury-I was in a boot. :( Now I’m slowly starting to run again. Injuries ARE frustrating.

    The Kind Bar looks yum, I haven’t tried that flavor yet. AND, I love Chik-Fil-A, but don’t live near one.

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    • I really appreciate all the prayers!

      Oh no! I’m sorry to hear that, but that just means you’ll come back an even better runner. :)

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  5. I can’t offer any tips but I do hope you find something to help out!

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  6. Laura @ Mommy Run Fast

     /  May 22, 2013

    I agree with Angela- foam roll like crazy! I’ve never dealt with my IT band, but my husband did and by rolling every am and pm, he’s back to no pain. Hang in there! And I’ve been so sad to hear about Oklahoma. :(

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  7. I wish I could help you with this, but I don’t have knowledge about IT band issues. However, I love your Polar. I need to buy me one too.

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  8. Like poeple have mentioned – foam roll like no body’s business. You can take months off for IT Band but if you don’t stretch it/loosen it up – it is still going to affect your running because your not getting to the root of the problem. When I had ITBS I just made sure to strengthen and stretch daily

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