I thought that my 18 mile run went great..I mean I felt strong and believed that I had accomplished something beyond my norm since I didn't give in to the rain and throw in the towel. About an hour after my run, I started feeling this weird pain in the back of my right leg so I iced it right away. It is in a strange place and I have never had pain in this area of my leg before but I am suspecting ITBS again. To be more specific, the pain is located behind my right knee where my leg bends.
|Not my legs..I have thunder thighs!|
I didn't feel any pain while I was running so I thought how could that long/slow run have caused this?? Anyway, I took some Advil and then hoped for the best. When I woke up yesterday morning the pain was worse and was sensitive to touch!! GREAT! I have been icing and taking Advil and
in denial worrying myself to death because I have two turkey trots on my plate this week and I was really looking forward to them.
I plan to do absolutely nothing until Thursday except rest, ice, stretch, overdose on Advil and foam roll!! I am going to hate this idle period because I am going to feel lazy and fat all week, especially after I eat myself to death on Thanksgiving! Why is it that I always seem to develop these issues the week before or during a race?? If it is still hurting on Thursday I will have to walk it! Since we signed up together, I promised my running buddy Shawna that I would show up at the turkey trot no matter what. I know that I MUST listen to my body as much as I
hate to don't want to!!
Enough whining from me, right! Anybody ever have leg pain in this specific area before? Any ideas what this might be??