I wish I could tell you that I am all healed and can start running again. Or at least tell you I know exactly what is wrong and when I will be running again. Sadly, I can’t tell you either of those things All I know is that I am still having IT Band and Piriformis issues, both of which are not getting better with rest, stretching, and strengthening exercises.
I cannot begin to tell you how frustrated I am. I can tell you that I never imagined that I would have a “runless” summer and that I would miss all my favorite summer races. It’s crazy to think that I can’t run a single race this summer, yet prior summers I raced every weekend, sometimes twice in one weekend. I even planned vacations and outings with friends and family around races. I was crazy about running….still am.
Hard to believe that last year I ran 5 marathons with little to no problems. Yet this year, I can’t manage to do 1.
I will tell you that, I will get over these injuries and come back stronger. Even though I am not running now, I am still a runner. It’s not just who I am but it is my part of my life.
Disclosure: I promise this will be the only sappy/sorry post I will post. Back to regularly scheduled non sense tomorrow.