NO, not the ibuprofen post. That should be a whole post of its own, one day. (Note to self)
Actually, "I" could either stand for Injury or IT Band.
No, I am not injured.
But my IT band has woke up again.
It's been asleep for a long time. Occasionally, after a 50K or so, it may ache a little bit.
My knee hurt last night, to the point whenever I woke up, I could feel knee pain. I was hoping it was just residual bruises, as it's the same knee that I have fallen on three times in the last month.
But no, as the work day went on, I could feel it was at the insertion point of the knee, of the IT Band.
I went to the gym, did not climb, focused on upper arms. The IT twinged as I moved about.
I came home and stretched, the best I could with a 29 lb German Shepherd puppy biting me in the face.
And I am going to continue to stretch. Once upon a time, I was a champion stretcher. I had a nice 15 minute routine, and lots of flexibility. I've turned into more of a curmudgeonly stiff runner.
I'm going to get the flexibility back. I am going to stretch the IT Band.
Thoughts of an injury has never entered my mind, for a long time. Perhaps since my original IT Band injury in 2006 or so. I've been very healthy. I mean to keep it there!