Thursday, May 14, 2009

Apparently I love pain

(Man this post is going to get me hits from all kinds of creepy freaks)

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!

16 comments:

Marcy said...

LOL I can only IMAGINE what you 2 sounded like HAHAA!

Jessica said...

Do you just use the stick to work over your IT bands? How do you know if your IT bands aren't happy? I'm still new to running and don't know a lot about them - but want to know more!

Jess said...

I don't have the stick, but i have the foam roller, and it's true: Rolling out those muscles and tendons hurts SO good!

Carolina John said...

ah, the stick. my 2 yr old loves to roll out my legs with the stick. she puts about as much pressure as you would expect for a 2 yr old, but she'll keep going for hours.

and yea the caps blew it bad last night. i'm a pens fan anyway, so that was a good thing. actually i'm a huge hurricanes fan, but i like watching sidney crosby.

Glaven Q. Heisenberg said...

(Man this post is going to get me hits from all kinds of creepy freaks)...

Now, sister, I'd've visited your site anyway.

(Originally I wrote "I'd've come here anyway" but I thought better of it.)

Wes said...

The only thing better than self-induced torture is BF induced torture ;-)

aron said...

ouch yes working on the ITB hurrrrts!

Amber said...

Hahaha that's SO funny, I can only imagine you two sitting there trying to get revenge on the other one for hurting them! Haha.

My IT bands haven't started to bother me yet, *knock on wood*!

lindsay said...

strangely enough this makes me want to get a stick and inflict the stick pain on myself. i swear i'm not masochistic!

teacherwoman said...

That's nice that you guys can share an interest in giving each other pain! :) LOL!

Jamie said...

I can only imagine what the roomies thought! Glad the bands are feeling better :)

Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

No stick for me, but Husband & I have a love-hate relationship with our foam roller. Yeeeeeeouch!

Nitmos said...

It's only weird if you wear one of those red ball gags while he rolls you out. Otherwise, completely normal.

Firefly's Running said...

I have both the stick and foam roller. I think the foam roller hurts worse.

Frayed Laces said...

Hehehe....yeah, you're totally known as the freaky roommate.

RunToFinish said...

the stick is soooo much nicer than the foam roller though!!

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