Friday, April 16, 2010

More exercises and more advice.

Today I went to the physical therapist. She thinks it's my IT band that's giving me issues and my weak, uneven hips aren't helping it. Plus, I'm not stretching after runs or strength training or cross training so I'm pretty much asking for injury. You know, I've thought the same thing for a little while now, but it's all good. I'm sure it's a blessing in disguise.

This morning we went on a 3 mile walk as a family around the lake. I even raced B a couple times without any pain. It was fun, I would have liked to go faster, but J's back is hurt and he could only go so fast. I ran for a few minutes on the treadmill at the PT office and it didn't hurt that bad, but it was bad enough that I knew I didn't want to go any further. I don't want to undo the healing I've been doing.

So, the PT said I need to stretch, cross train, strength train and use one of those foam rollers. All next week no running just strength and cross training. I can keep doing my miles walking, but I've gotta include the other stuff. I may try to throw in a minute of jogging here or there, but the goal is to be good by next week so I'm cleared to continue with training.

Oh, those with RunningSkirts questions...I have both skirts the ones with briefs and the ones with shorts. The ones I was wearing have shorts, I loved them! They didn't ride up, but I'm not sure if it was cause the shorts are that awesome or if it was because of the Body Glide, but it worked. Maybe in a week or two I'll be brave enough to wear the brief ones, but for now those are the ones I wear with capris.

Tomorrow's the SLC Marathon 5k....I'll be one of the walkers out there! :)


H Love said...

poor girl...hang in there! have fun tomorrow.

Denise said...

I'm sorry. The IT band sucks! Definitely foam roll. I battle that alot. A LOT! I'm definitely making sure I do that and "ride my dumb ol' bike" instead of run. ha! Once that IT band aches I feel like my leg is going to fall to pieces.

Amy said...

Happy walking! Way to be smart.

Amanda - RunToTheFinish said...

You know the funny thing with my IT band was in doing PT I actually started over doing it and it took longer to heal, you sound much smarter than me :)

I can't do the skirts with shorts they always ride up. But I just wore teh briefs today for 16 and it was all good, I was nervous but no issues