Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Roll with me

My knee was feeling good until Saturday when I had a little "hiccup". I tried doing 4 miles outside and only made it 2.75 when my knee hurt again.

3 days later and non-stop rolling, icing, stretching, and ibuprofen-ing - I'm feeling good! I did 2 miles this morning and felt great so I'm attempting 3 again on Friday.

My last Chiropractor appointment is on Monday as a one last adjustment, see if I'm still healing, kind of thing. I'm hoping I get no more hiccups because I am so ready to be done with this stupid IT band! It's been bothering me for almost 3 months now!

I solemnly swear I will ice, stretch, and foam roll every day.

As long as I can start marathon training in May, I'm good.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Healing?


I did 3 pain free miles on the treadmill this morning for the first time in 2 months!!!  

The chiropractor is working!!!!! 



Thursday, March 13, 2014

Losing it


Tonight I'm going to attempt 3 miles, slow, and praying the whole time that I feel no pain. Dr. says I can run as much as I want as long as there is no pain, but at this point I'm terrified that no matter what I do my knee will never get better. I know I'm overthinking it but that's just the way it goes.

Semi-related to that, my exercise has been reduced from 90 minutes a day to a lowly 20-ish minutes a day. Add to that my eating a ton of cakes, candy, etc because I'm bored/depressed/I don't know I've gained 4 pounds in the last week. YIKES. So today I started a strict "diet" to lose those 8 pounds that need to go bye bye before I do this marathon. I'm following the meal plan in Jillian Michaels Making the Cut book. I've had very good success with it before so I'm doing it again. I'll keep you updated on my progress.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dr.

For the first time in my life, I went to the chiropractor yesterday. He confirmed what I suspected, my IT band is tight and irritating my knee. He did say that he has seen a lot worse and feels confidant that it will be fine after 3 visits or so.

Here is what he did:

First he did the ultrasound machine and used red lasers to promote ATP production at the cellular level to speed healing.

Then he scraped the IT band with this metal thing. THAT hurt and I'm bruised from it today.

Then he adjusted my feet, ankles, knees, and hips to fix any biomechanics issues I might have.

I was allowed to run 1 mile last night(no hills) and I'm supposed to give myself an ice massage every night for 15 minutes.

Today other than being bruised it feels pretty good. Actually I can't tell if it's hurting or not because all I feel is the bruised area, which does hurt.

I go back monday for another adjustment and up to running 2 miles at a time next week.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Go with the (pure)flow

After reading over and over how much Janae from Hungry Runner Girl loves her Pureflow2's, I decided to give them a whirl.


They were a mere $50, and I even got the limited color edition, which I think are very cool.


I had a test run in them this morning (only 1/2 mile, my knee is still acting up) but I felt amazing. I LOVE how light they are!

I'm going to the chiropractor on Wednesday to see if I can get my IT band fixed once and for all. I'll keep you updated!