Sadly, I haven't really run this month. My IT band is still aggravating the outside of my right knee, and I haven't been able to run other than to hop on the treadmill a couple of times, to assess where I am. In fact, things had gotten so bad at one point that I was having trouble just going down the stairs. I went to a different doctor this month, who gave me Voltaren gel to try (as NSAIDS give me stomach ulcers). Unfortunately, it hasn't helped as much as I'd hoped. But the doctor also got me a referral in to my knee doctor. He's awesome (he did my knee surgery back in 2004) but has a 3 month wait list. Lucky me, the doctor pulled some strings and got me in to see him - tomorrow! I'm eager to hear what he has to say about it. And having worked with him before, I know he's not the sort of doctor to just say, "Well, stop running!" No, he will do all he can to get me back in action again.
I did back off workout dvds for the month, but it doesn't seem to have made a difference, other than that inactivity is making me a little crazy.
Yoga x 4
Weightlifting x 8
Abs/Core x 8
NYC Ballet Workout x 1
Horseback riding x 1
Running - 3 miles total (little runs on the treadmill to assess my IT band)
Kind of pathetic. (I don't give myself a hard time at all, do I?) Truly hoping that next month will be better.