Some of you may have noticed that I haven’t written lately (or maybe not, since I don’t post regularly anyway). It’s not due to an overly hectic schedule, although things have been crazy these days. I’ve actually been dealing with an IT band issue since July & it sucked.
Typically, IT Band issues manifest as knee pain for runners. Not so for me! I had been have unbearable pain in my right hip. While I assumed it was running related, I had hoped that it wasn’t. A 10 minute check with PT, and it was confirmed. My butt muscles on the right side were weaker than the left, and my IT was doing the compensating. Prescription? Workout that ass! I started going to PT twice a week, with exercises to do at home as well. While the exercises are a constant reminder, it doesn’t make for dynamic blog content.
The good news is that I’m finally back to running – YAY! Very low milage, but it feels great – physically and mentally – to get back on the road again. For now, the runs will be short but hopefully frequent.
And for anyone looking to prevent IT Band issues, here is a perfect list of exercises to do.