Category Archives: ITBS

My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 49

Yesterday’s disaster was not sitting well with me. And, it wasn’t just because of the bruises on my shoulder, elbow, hand and knee. All my recent running failures have been eating away at my brain. So, today, after six hours … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 46

I had a long, bitchy, day at work today.  (Tomorrow should be the same or worse.)  And, my son had a late basketball practice after dinner.  But, I went to the gym – after all that – at 9 PM … Continue reading

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Not Just What I Kneeded

I got my answer.  When I woke up this morning my right knee was stiff and it hurts. I did not take a naproxen sodium last night.  Maybe I should have?  Maybe I should be taking it for a while? … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 2.0 – Cycle 1 – Day 41

I went for a 5K run this morning at 7:45 AM.  I was curious how my knee would respond to the run. I took naproxen sodium for the last two nights – which I hate using – and used my … Continue reading

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Right Knee Not So Right

My right knee bothered me last Sunday, while running.  But, it seemed O.K. in the gym yesterday. Then came last night and this morning. It was stiff, but not terrible, after dinner yesterday.  And, then, this morning, when I woke … Continue reading

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Post C25K: The Quest For The Sub 26-Minute 5K

Back in March of this year, I completed the C25K program.  Since that time, here are the “times” for my personal 5K runs: March 8th:  29 minutes March 13th:  29 minutes March 15th:  30 minutes March 18th:  27 minutes March … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 32 (Part II)

Despite it being hot as heck out there this evening, I followed up on my goal for the day and went for a 5K run after dinner (at 7 PM). How hot was it?  Well, at five different spots on … Continue reading

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I Have A Slight Medial Meniscus Tear?

I met with the orthopedist today to review the results of my MRI.  While there, I did explain to the doctor that, in the five weeks where I was waiting on his office to do the MRI, I did some … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 25 (Part II)

As planned, I went for a 5K run this evening before dinner.  Heading out, I was a little concerned because my left knee was a tad sore.  But, this time, it wasn’t in the usual ITBS spot.  The discomfort was … Continue reading

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MSK Extreme 1.5 Tesla Extremity MRI Machine

I had a MRI done on my left knee today. It was done with a MSK Extreme 1.5 Tesla. Not bad. It took 25 minutes and I sort of napped during the process. It will be interesting to see what … Continue reading

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My Five 5K Goals

As of this moment, I have five goals when it comes to running a 5K (albeit a personal run or an organized race).  They are: Complete a 5K run where I have no issues with ITBS. Complete back-to-back 5K runs … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 14

I still had major DOMS in my quads and hamstrings when I woke up this morning. But, I had my wife help stretch me out, used the foam roller and put on my new running shoes, and I went out … Continue reading

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Gearing Up To Beat ITBS

Today, I went back to Road Runner Sports.  Yes, I know, I did return those running shoes and custom insoles that I got last time – just two days after I purchased them.  But, I wanted to get a foam … Continue reading

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My Own Fitness Plan 1.0 – Day 11

Decided to try a 5K run today for my cardio.  But, to maybe offset my potential ITBS, I decided to run my usual route backwards. No luck.  I was fine for the first 13 minutes into it.  And, then, my … Continue reading

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Iliotibial Band Syndrome

The other day, I shared some information on Iliotibial Band Syndrome.  And, now, I’ve found two other great links with more on “ITBS.” Here they are: Save Yourself from IT Band Syndrome! Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome 101

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