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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Have I Told You Lately That I Love You? (No, not YOU, Running!)


I figure I'm due for a running update since I hit the two week post-doctor mark on Wednesday and since this happens to be a running blog. Tuesday night I tried out my legs on the treadmill. My goal was three easy miles. A little over a mile in, there was a little twinge in my right knee; it subsided quickly and the three miles felt really good! I stretched and iced after my run, and my legs felt great that night and the next day.

Today I dropped my 3-year-old (I need to come up with something else to call my kids on here...) off at preschool and loaded my other little one into the stroller and we were off.

My little running buddy

The goal was four miles. We ran on streets in the neighborhoods surrounding the preschool. My right knee felt great the entire time, but my left knee started to hurt at around three miles. It only hurt when I ran, not when I slowed to a walk. I am pretty sure it was my ITB since I was running on the slanted surface at the edge of the road most of the time. And my left leg was always on the slanted part since I was running against traffic. Also, it let up a little when I was on totally flat surfaces like the sidewalk, so I am even more sure it is an ITB issue.

So I'm going to take tomorrow off, focus on stretching and more icing, and shoot for another treadmill run on Saturday. Since my left knee was the one my doc was concerned about, I will reevaluate after Saturday's run.

Oh, and have I mentioned lately I Love Running?



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7 comments:

  1. What a cutie! I hate injuries! Good for you for getting out there and getting in some nice runs!

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  2. Hmmmm what to call your little ladies? Will have to think on that.

    Welcome back to running. Love Love that picture... I wish my littlest would have liked pacifiers. Hey, personal question?? Are you guys done? We have struggled with whether we want to try for a Girl.. I think we decided to try after Easton turns 3...but will have to re-assess once we get there... He is not even 2 yeat so I have time..

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  3. Looks like precious cargo! Glad you are back to running!

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  4. Here's hoping you have a pain-free run on Saturday!

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  5. Darn, I wish you were running the half! We'll have to meet up at a different race!

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  6. Sweet pic of your running partner. I hate cambered roads and trails. Part of the trail I run on is cambered and I find myself running in the middle and having to watch out for bikers. Not good.

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