Friday night Scott and I spent our night at a Sports Medicine Specialist office. Not what I was hoping for a "date night" but pretty funny now that I think about it. The staff made a lot of jokes as we were x rayed together and then placed in the same room for our consultation. Scott was seen for his nasty sprain from last weekends race(now confirmed to be a high ankle sprain) and me for my left knee. I finally reached the last stage of denial and now am ready to admit I have IT BAND ISSUES. Admitting that does not make me feel better but it is in deed the truth.
So I will pretty much will continue to do what I have been doing. Icing, stretching and running what I can. I managed 5 miles today and the pain remained between the 5 to 6 level range. This evening I was dying to add some miles to that and after a few steps the pain was an instant 8 to 9 level range. I stopped. Tomorrow I will see how my insurance will cover the PT I was recommended. Not holding out high hopes on great coverage there but I will see.
I am still very thankful at what I was able to run today. It was amazingly beautiful outside and I felt truly blessed with each step.
This is all temporary.... that I do know!