Due to a few things: Sickness and knee pain.
Well, my trusty foam roller came in the mail on Monday while I was home sick so I commenced to YouTubing and Foam Rolling all.damn.day.
And you know what?
My knee pain? As far as I can tell, IS GONE.
Funny how that happens, yes?
Basically I rolled the bejesus out of my IT Band, hamstrings, and quads all day and I truly believe it helped.
Did that last sentence make ZERO sense to you? Are you wondering to yourself "what the hell is a foam roller? IT Band?? THE?"
Let's break it down.
Best $25 I've spent in a LONG TIME.
Basically, you lay on it and work out the soreness in your muscles.
And it hurts.
Like it may bring tears to your eyes and cause
But its hurts so good. Come on baby, make it hurt so good.
Sometimes love don't feel like it should.
A little Cougar for ya this moanin'? No?
I maaaaay still be doped up on Nyquil. Disregard.
Back to the foam roller.
Seriously, I want to make out with it and stab it with a knife all at the same time.
After rolling all day and damn near bruising myself in the process, I have no knee pain anymore. I haven't tried to run on it yet, so that will be the ultimate deciding factor on whether I lick the damn thing or castrate it.
I may try a short run today... I'm not sure, I'm still pretty sick-ish.
It could be a poop storm.
Okay, so I know a lot of runners taper before a big run, but I'm supposed to have a 12 mile run per my training this weekend. And I haven't ran in a week. And the last run I did was 10 miles. And I skipped the 11 mile run. So I don't know if I should get that 12 miler in, cut it short to say... 6 miles, or not run it at all and just wait for the race next weekend, which will mean I won't have run in nearly 3 weeks on race day.
It's very difficult trying to read the situation. And all the while you're just really wondering are we gonna get hopped up enough to make some bad decisions?
AAHHHH!!! So many options.
So here's where I'll ask for your input. I may or may not take your advice.
Actually, I'll probably try to get in that 12 miler just to see if I'm gonna PR.
Yep, that's probably what I'll do.
But I'll take your words of wisdom or stupidity anyway...
Basically I self diagnosed myself with ITBS. It's kinda like IBS, but with a 'T' and has nothing to do with my sphincter. So really it's not anything like it.
....nyquil kicking in again...
So when I stretched (foam rolled) that sucker the knee pain magically went away.
HOLLA FO A DOLLA HONEY BOO BOO CHILD!
If you want to know how to roll out your IT Band, do what all doctors and lawyers do to research shit.... YouTube it.
If it's on YouTube you KNOW it's legit.
But for real, just look it up and roll that junk out. twss.
And on a totally random and unrelated note, I got my hair done yesterday.
Thank the Lord, because roots are for trees.
Unless you have ombre. Then roots are for you.
It makes me feel better about being so dumb.
I kidd, I kidd.
But if you live in the Dallas area and want the Mama Laughlin special, email me and I'll hook you up with my hair chick's info.
And I'm totally screwing with you about the 'Mama Laughlin special'... I don't even know what that is. It doesn't exist. You'll look like a douche if you ask for it. So don't.
Who's coming to meet me in Tulsa for drinks on Friday night, November 16th?
It will be at some place called Yokozuna around 7pm. Anyone? No? Crickets?