Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Getting back at it

I had another very painful session with my physiotherapist yesterday, but there's good news! I have been given the OK to start running again. Things are feeling a lot better. I am so grateful to everyone who recommended Lifespring. It has been a completely different experience from previous PT's I have seen and the results are incredible. I think I'm going to make them some cupcakes....

I have to continue stretching daily at home, and she suggested that I pick up a foam roller, pictured below.

The idea of the roller is to "apply direct pressure to problem areas by rolling back and forth, emphasizing those tight painful spots. This will help release the tight tissue, and will decrease tension on the band." I tried it at physio and it hurts like &%$*, but as I have definitely learned, that just means it's working.

I found a great resource on-line for Iliotibial band syndrome: A RUNNER'S GUIDE TO ITBS. My PT is pretty sure this won't be a recurring or persistent issue for me, but at least I know what we're talking about.

In other news, the Mississauga Marathon is officially less than 2 months away. I am nervous, mainly because of this blip in my training. Hopefully I will be back on schedule in the coming weeks, but I'm going to take it slow and listen to my body. Tonight will be my first run since the race, so I'm going for an easy one on the treadmill. Let's hope my body is as ready as my mind is! I feel so sluggish and just blah after 9 days off.


Mel-2nd Chances said...

hope your run went well and that your new kicks worked well :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

hi there, sounds like you're making great progress, that's great! sitting out the 30k is probably a good idea... just so you don't set yourself back farther. I went onto the RR forum. There's a topic there for Race Bibs for Sale/Wanted. In fact, I wanted to register and it was already sold out... i bought someone else's bib!!! sucks eh? lol. here's the link: http://www.runningroom.com/discussion/viewforum.php?f=6480

then, i emailed gstephens@bayrace.com with the contact's name, bib# and confirmation which she provided (you should have an email confirmation from when u registered). They were super fast to reply, and it showed up immediately on the bib listing, and then about a day later in my Athlete Dashboard on the RR site. Let me know if u need any other help/info.

Have a great weekend! :)

Mel-2nd Chances said...

anytime! i saw your listing on there too.... i didn't know your hubby was gonna run it too!!! actually, now that i think about it, he was gonna run the Chilly but couldn't on that one too.... hoping both of u will be back out there soon... by the # of posts for that race, u should be able to sell both bibs easily.