Right when I was getting down to business and back into running. I got a case of runners knee, IT Band pain, tight quads and all the ailments that went along with it. The thing was I needed to listen to my body. I need to stop before I made it worse. I began foam rolling, stretching and serious bouts of icing. Now after a 5 day not planned running sabbatical, I'm fully prepared to go out and hit the pavement in the morning. I'm so excited to get back out there. All though along with just listening to my body and treating the injury, I'm due for a new pair of shoes. They say a pair of running shoes should be replaced every 400 miles. Along with getting back into running I'm going to sign up for a 5K in August.
With injuries, you have to be careful. You need to know when to take a break, keep going or see a doctor. It's also important to know how to avoid injuries.
I need to take more care of my body as to preventing injuries and stretching more. I've been abusing it. Along with my running dry spell, I also had to give dear old Jillian a rest too. This whole deal put my July goals on a delayed flight to success town. So along with restarting running tomorrow, I'm restarting Jillian again. I had to take a break with those movements. Along with starting those back I'm also going to throw some yoga back in my life. I found this sequence for runners, which will hopefully help with my stretching and prevent future injuries. I'm also vowing to foam roll for 10 minutes each night.
How do you avoid/treat workout injuries?