Nov 22, 2011

Pain Pain Go Away !!

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??


  1. Oh no! I really hope the pain subsides soon. I have never felt any pain there, but I am definitely still feeling it in my feet and ankles (it's been over 3 weeks). I totally feel where you're coming from. Not being able to do certain activities just makes you feel worse! But really, rest and icing is the best thing you can do right now. Just make sure you eat nice and healthy leading up to your big feast and everything will be okay!

  2. :( :( NO GOOD!! I've never had that specific pain, but running-related injuries are never fun. Wishing you a quick recovery so that you can still do your turkey trots!!! <3 Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. So sorry! I've never had an injury there so I can't give any advice, but I always think it's better to take it easy and err on the side of caution. Hope it heals up quickly.

  4. Oh no, I am so sorry....I have to agree that it is better to be safe and not make this thing worst. The holiday Half is coming will not want to miss that one....I say walk the 2 will be ok.
    happy thanksgiving
    I will be there tomorrow with my family

  5. I did not see you this morning but I just looked at the results and I see you were there and you were fast!
    I hope this was a good one for you and that you are not in pain!
    congrats on your great time!