Its 7: 15 AM on a Saturday and I just got done peddling a slow 30 minutes on the bike at the gym.
The bad news is I had to miss the CARA Saturday long run because of my bum knee. My IT band is not cooperating. Last night as we were walking to the festival I was in pain and said to BMB, “I’m definitely not running tomorrow. Its not worth it.”
2 hours later he caught me texting, “well maybe I’ll just try and see if it hurts. I can always stop ” to Sara. Right. Like I’m going to stop.
I had gone to Running Away Multisport yesterday at lunch to ask about a knee brace and the guy told me that a brace won’t help a hurting IT band. It will mask the pain and allow you to push through it but will most likely result in injury. He recommended foam rolling with a Grid at least 3 times a day or as much as possible.
Ouch. I iced and rolled last night, layed out my running stuff and went to bed determined to go in the morning.
My alarm went off at five, I got up to walk to the bathroom, and felt some pain. Gah. Back into my bed where I thought about running before finally listening to common sense. I’d rather miss today then next weeks half. Repeat to self.
Its not a big deal at all, I have just come to love the Saturday morning CARA runs and hate to miss out when in Chicago. Plenty more where those came from however.
I finished up on the bike in about 30 minutes and did some upper body lifting. We are off to Lollapalooza again as we purchased the 3 day pass.