As I type this, I am in total and complete meltdown mode. I know I tend to be an over-exhaggerator/drama queen, but I mean it. I am seriously freaking out.
Last night my knee felt fine and when I woke up this morning it wasn't bothering me at all - not even a twinge when I got out of bed when it "should" have been stiff. I was delighted. And all morning I felt good. We are having a veritable heat wave here and I was staring out at the bright sunlight all morning, excited to get out and run at noon.
Well, I ran. And less then 1/2 mile in, the knee started killing me. I know it's IT band syndrome, because I can feel is run right up from the knee to the outside of my hip. I kept running and about 2 miles in it startedd to loosen up, so I thought - "Great! It just needs to loosen up." By 4 miles in it really was killing me and I barely made it my 6 miles.
I am SO, SO, SO upset. I can't believe this came on so suddenly. What the hell am I going to do? I can't stand the thought of not burning the calories I am used to. Not only can I not run, but squats are a no-no, which leaves out some of my strength training and other cardio DVD's I have.
I am not doing well here guys - this is not how I wanted to end the year!