Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I'm no lefty

Let me start off by saying that i am right-handed...and my entire left side is pure evil!

Every last woe that I have experienced as a runner from minor aches to injuries (including my ITBS and the mysterious ailment that makes my knee clickity-clack) has been on my left side. Even my black toes and occasional foot cramps are always on my left foot!

I don't know if it's psychological, or if I favour my right side, or if there's actually something WRONG with my left side, or if it's just plain coincidence, but I DO know that I'd be happy to trade in my 'wrong' side for another 'right' side any day. I could run with two right legs!

This week my left leg is aching like crazy. Funny thing is, it doesn't bother me when I run. I feel great when I run. But the rest of the time, my left side is achy from my hip all the day down to my calf. Ugh! Made an appointment with my physiotherapist for next week to see what she thinks. For now, maybe I should just run 24 hours a day to keep the aches at bay?

4 comments:

Melanie said...

oh no! keep me posted after your appt! keeping my fingers crossed for you!!! :)

Marlene said...

thanks Mel. I actually feel a lot better this morning...will try to take it easy (i.e. SLOW DOWN - lol) this week and see what my PT says on Tuesday

Lily on the Road said...

Yikes, maybe it is just the cold, crappy weather,

ice and heat, and some Tylenol...keep me posted...

anners said...

I'm a righty with left leg problems too :)

Hmm, yes, perhaps reeling in that speed of yours will help a little, missy ;)