18663 Ventura Blvd, Suite 202, Tarzana CA 91356

Thursday, December 07, 2006

If it's not one thing....

.... it's gotta be something else.

The plantar fasciitis is all gone. Completely. No foot pain whatsoever.

BUT, now I've got iliotibial band pain. Ack! After my run today, I rolled out that part of my leg on the floor on a roller, and hopefully that will do the trick.

I'd like to motor ahead and do all that my trainer has said for me to do this week, but I know from past experience that I have to listen to my body and not be stubborn. My goal for this week is to run 250 minutes. I may be a bit short of this. Oh well.

Anyway, I'm doing my first real cooking since Thanksgiving. Once the cornbread is out of the oven, a beautiful picture of it will be going up!


Anonymous said...

ITBS sucks. I was off for 1.5 years because of it. (foam rolling, ultrasound, stretching, new shoes, etc etc - I tried everything) Take some anti-inflammatories too, and take some time off. Even when it starts small, ITBS can easily be a show stopper. Take it seriously from the start. If you have a sports medicine doctor buddy, see if they'll hook you up with some ultrasound.

Shoes can be an issue. You might need arch support inserts like superfeet. If you wear heels a lot, stay off them for a while.

I'm running again and have been for a year now, but I never trust my IT Band. Ever. I am only running because of chi running (different biomechanics) and I feel my IT band as soon as I get lazy about my form.

Hopefully your ITBS won't be like mine!

Anonymous said...

maybe you should listen to your body and think about a different sport? Cycling, swimming, yoga - something less brutal on your bod?

VeganHeartDoc said...

Anonymous-- easier said than done. While I do bike and swim during triathlon season, I just don't enjoy them nearly as much as running. I'll keep on running and work through my aches and pains. Nothing I have is serious at this point.