Apparently I’m a glutton for punishment, as if Tuesday’s intervals weren’t bad enough, last night I decided to work over my IT bands.
Now that BF is starting training, he’s been saying occasionally his knees and shins hurt. The shins we’ve been able to deal with with lots of icing and stretching. The knees, only flare up from time to time and I’m about 99.99% sure it’s because his IT band is as tight as a mo-fo.
Unfortunately I’ve also been noticing my IT bands have been tighter than normal. So last night, while we were sitting around watching the Caps blow it big time in Game 7, I introduced BF to the Stick. (Oh god, TWSS).
I showed him how to use it to roll out his quads, hamstrings, IT bands etc.
It was mildly amusing watching him contort to reach his muscles and eventually I felt bad watching the BF sit all funny and offered to do it for him.
Wellll as you all know, having your IT bands worked on is never a good time and is always insanely painful. BF learned that fun little fact last night. I felt bad.
Then since I had been saying my IT bands were tight, BF offered to roll them out for me. (Secret revenge perhaps?)
I can only imagine what my roommates thought was going on when I was yelping “Ouch, stop, oh gawd that hurts, ohhh right there do you feel that knot?”
Both our IT bands were so tendered afterward that we used a little Icy-Hot to calm them down. I’m not a huge fan of relying on Icy-Hot, but it was kind of necessary.
Now my IT bands are happy (or at least as happy as IT bands can be) and I’m sure they’ll be fine on my short run tonight.
Happy Thursday! Please be nice in the comments. I gave you so much to work with here lol!