My IT Band isn’t getting better. It might be getting worse. I’m taking today, and who knows how many other days off, until it gets better. I learned from my shin splints years ago, but it sucks.
Runners don’t deal with injuries well, or maybe its just me. Let’s just say that there were lots of tears during my exercises this morning, mostly because I’m freaked out about running Boston in two months with this stupid thing. I have a great base, so if I don’t have to take too much time off, it shouldn’t have that much of an impact. Hopefully.
I think I’ve narrowed down the issue, and my fiance, the super smart PT, agrees. I think my butt muscles aren’t strong enough in comparison to my quads, which is putting strain on the IT Band. I am also convinced my desk chair has something to do with it because a few weeks ago, I couldn’t figure out why it stopped being able to lean back. Yesterday, it came unlocked so hopefully a little extra comfort will help. I also brought a blanket in, not only to look like a super dorky old lady, but to add some extra cushion. I tried asking for a new chair and was told we would have new chairs in our new office (end of March), which is nearly two months away. Because that helps.
Anyways, sorry for the negativity. This cheered me up for a bit, and hopefully now that you are wallowing in my own despair, this will help: