So an update on the knee situation...
This is what I did last week:
I bought a knee strap.
I ran only on the treadmill to be on a softer surface hoping this would help.
Iced a few times not every day.
Got a treadmill....what?....yes I did....!
This was me before Sunday:
I want to thank everyone who commented or emailed me with advices and or shared their experience with this kind of problem. About the shoes...my shoes are neutral and I rotate 2 pairs that are both under 100 miles. I usually ran on sidewalks..so that is not helping my problems. I have not increased my mileage in a crazy way...I stay between 25 and 28 miles.
I feel that the knee strap is helping. I ran 5 miles the first time with it Wednesday and I felt no pain so of course Thursday I pushed to 6 miles...it was ok again. Friday I rested and Saturday I only had time for 4 miles.
Sunday was my long run day. I wanted to do 8 miles minimum and hopefully 9. It had to be done before 8:45 am so that Bill could go to his soccer. I wanted to stay on the TM and not run outside. I decided to go to a different gym then the one I usually go to because 1: they open at 6 am and 2: they have TM with TV. I got up at 5:40 am and drove to the gym only to find out that it is now closed for renovations!!! I was livid. I had checked online to make sure they were open at 6 am on Sundays and there is no information saying that this location is closed until end of June....grrrrrrrr. I drove to my regular gym and it was not going to open until 8 am....crap...this day was not starting well.....and I was waiting precious time. Finally I went to the 3rd possible location...a real dive.....it is terrible there....but it was open and they have (crappy) treadmills...so it was my only option at this point. I started running and this run was not 100% pain free even with the strap. :(. I ended up doing just 7 because I ran out of time.
Sunday I did feel the sharp pinching pain a couple of times even with the strap.
I iced when I got back and I did my PT exercises later that day with the help of my special PT Maggie!
I am afraid to feel the pain when I run so I have to hold on to the machine ...just in case...
This is causing me to have really sore shoulders!
Monday...I rested. I rolled an stretched but that's it. I feel burning/pain/soreness on my IT band now.....
I am looking for exercises I can do at home to help me with all that. I do have a fitness ball at home I can use so if you have good ones to share please send them my way...or a link on youtube that you like.
We bought a treadmill on Sunday! I am sooooo happy!
We have to assemble it so it is not ready to be use just yet.
I cannot wait to be able to use it
I am not sure about tomorrow...I think I should rest....
And I went to sleep right after that.......
This is me today:
On the freaking bike at the gym.............. BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
I did not try anything on the treadmill. I was good. But I did try the elliptical and that was a no go was actually worst than running. I stayed on that darn bike for 1 hour and 15 minutes. I came home and did my PT and some core workout.
I was supposed to run a 10K this month but now I think I will not sign up for it and just wait for the OC Half Marathon. I am a little worried about this knee thing...I know I have to be patient...it is not easy...I know you all know this....and it could be a lot worst...
If you have good exercises or stretch for me please do share!
We finally have insurance back so I will look for a sports Dr...not sure we have that in my town though.
Did you all watch that awesome game last night? I think it was one of the best final I have seen for March Madness. My pool was a disaster this year but I think this tournament was great...lots of upsets and really good games...Wichita on Saturday that was another great one...they came so close....