The IT band problems went away briefly and were much-improved by a 90 minute massage Friday night. Then I decided to jog on the treadmill for a couple of miles on Saturday and woke up Sunday with the horrible pain again. I have finally learned my lesson and will not even attempt to jog until after New Year’s so that I can let my body heal fully and just focus on enjoying my morning walks (perhaps a short, flat bike ride or two, too).
So, what DID I do this week?
Wednesday – 3 laps on the walking path at work (13,444 steps)
Thursday – 2 laps on the walking path at work (1 mile total) (22,735 steps)
Friday – 2.39 mile walk in the neighborhood (15,594 steps)
Saturday – 50 minutes jogging/walking on the treadmill (13,873 steps)
Sunday – Pilates Reformer class plus 3.31 mile walk in the neighborhood (14,860 steps)
Monday – 4 laps on the walking path at work (13,559 steps)
Tuesday – 2.29 mile walk in the neighborhood plus 3 laps on the walking path at work (16,477 steps
I’m going to focus on enjoying the everyday moments of my life and walking helps me do that beautifully. I won’t promise not to have moments of “what if?” between now and January 1, but I will not give in to them because I’ve finally realized that short-term ego trips are not worth long-term pain.