So, I’m pretty sure I have quadricep tendonitis.
Remember when I said my IT band was bothering me last week? Well, I was actually wavering back and forth wondering if the ache was in my quad or my knee. On the day I wrote the post I thought it started in my IT band and worked its way up my quad, but now I am fairly sure it’s just all the quad.
Apparently the kind of ache that feels like it could be the knee or quad is (likely) quadricep tendonitis. Not surprisingly QT is pretty common for people who engage in “repetitive running activities.”
The ache isn’t really a pain that hurts so bad I can’t run, but it’s definitely ever present during a run… and really noticeable if I sit still for too long with my knee bent. The “cure” is rest, which I find incredibly annoying, but I definitely don’t want to take any chances with the marathon just about five weeks out. (I totally thought I was going to make it through marathon training unscathed! Hah!).
I’m waiting to hear back from my coach, but I think I’ll be doing some pool running for a couple days. I hope that I’ll be back to regular running by the weekend! Fingers crossed! I’m actually not sure how optimistic it is to think I could be running again that soon, but thinking positive thoughts is supposed to help right?! I am WILLING myself to get better fast!
In other important news, today is Cecil’s 7th birthday!!!!
Last night Adam and I went to PetSmart to pick up a few gifts. I guess we went a bit overboard because this conversation took place:
Cashier: WOW! How many cats do you have?!
Adam: … Just one…
Oh well, since we don’t have human kids I think we are entitled to spoil Cecil a bit!
The cat tree was his main gift. I’ve always thought they were a bit of an eyesore (I still do), but I figured C would LOVE it so I finally caved and bought one. He made himself at home on the top shelf right away!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY CECIL!
Have you ever had QT or anything similar? How long did it take you to get back to running?