I started my day with a Kombucha!
Beware: do NOT ever, ever, ever shake it! You will regret it!
So last week was my third week of training for the Nashville half marathon and I have some good news...
I HAVE NO IT BAND PAIN!
I was diligent about strength training and rolling out the muscles around my IT Band, and on Thursday of last week I noticed that I wasn't sore and haven't been since. Awesome. I feel like I cured cancer.
These were my workouts last week:
Monday: easy 30 minutes
Tuesday: 45 minute spin class, 60 minute yoga class
Thursday: 3x7 min intervals
Friday: steady 30 minutes
Saturday: 30 minutes of lap swimming
Sunday: 50 minutes (long run day - ran outside!)
I also did strength training on Monday and Thursday for about 20-30 minutes each time. Typically I will do about three upper and three lower body exercises and then three core exercises. Now that I type that out, it really doesn't seem like enough. But what is enough? Apparently I am doing enough to rid myself of IT Band issues, but what about the rest of my body? Hmmm...I think I need to do some strength training research!
I'll leave you with a quote from my Kombucha bottle: "Today, no matter what I am doing, no matter who I am doing it with, my intention will be to see the things that I want to see." - Abraham Hicks