Yes I'm injured AGAIN. Having just got back into the swing of things from my last injury. I have recovered (twice now) from pes anserine bursa, I took things slowly and gradually build my time up over a couple of week. Last Saturday I had a good 5k run, took 2 days rest and ran again on Tuesday. I had a bit of a twinge down the right side of my right knee, I iced and stretched. I then ran on Thursday I decided to 4k and give myself 2 days rest until the 5k charity run booked for Sunday. Well Thursdays run wasn't good, I found it hard going, my legged twinged, everything felt heavy and my leg didn't feel better when I stopped.
I have a bruise-like pain below and to the right of my right knee, and my leg feels heavy, a bit of internet research and I think it is the iliotibial band. I've been icing and stretching, but I'm not recovered enough to do tomorrows charity 5k. I was so looking forward to it
I'm going to make a podiatrist appointment, I think part of my problem is that I have a shorter left leg and wear an orthotic in my left shoe, I'm now thinking that I probably need one in my right shoe as well to bring my arch up.
I've been out for a brisk walk with the dog this morning, a lovely frosty morning, the muddy fields were so much easier to walk on today as the mud was frozen.