No matter the plan... we all Blog to Lose!
I couldn't wait to get out of the shower to blog it. I found out what is causing my knee pain, it was SO obvious!! I'm such a n00b when it comes to running and I have been running on and off for over 5 years(!!!!). It's my stupid mo-fo IT Band. I mean, come on. Come on, I have been blogging that my outer quads were tight, well, duh. What's outside(r) than the quads? IT-BAND. I swear... it's like I don't know how to google.
I found a youtube video of a standing stretch for it and then rolled it. NO PAIN. I mean, it was painful like rolling is when you barely do it, but it wasn't making me cry. Not that I ever did it that long before, but it used to be they type of pain that ran all the way into my eyes. Anyway, I stretched some more and the flexibility I was getting back was crazy. I rolled again and it was so much nicer/smoother/relaxing.
My knee feels like when you finally pop that achey spot on your back. You know, like when you have been hunching forward typing up a paper and then get up and walk like an old lady? RELEASED. I am trying to stop giggling like a high teenager but OMG!! If this is it, it means I can finally start running again!!! It means my prayers have been answered.
I know, I'm bothering God with my knee. Like, "Hey, God. I know you're trying to run a world and all but, here, but lemme tell you about my knee pain that I reallyreallyreallyreally want gone..." Anyway, I am trying to not get too (TOO) excited but I can't help it. My knee is not tight or stinging when I lift it up. I am really all giddy and feel like my heart will explode like in cartoons (what kind of cartoons was I raised with??).
I'm sorry for all the CAPS, but know that I am really excited to not post/bitch about my painful knee. Also, the kids went to sleep at 9:30 with no crying!! Am I dead? Is this heaveeeeennnn.