Intro

This blog as might be apparent from the title has to do with running, biking and basically other outdoor individualistic sports, sometimes extreme, such as rock climbing . But don't be surprised if you find articles on work, personal life, music and even philosophy, this blog is an exception in this aspect in the blogosphere of running blogs and I am trying to revamp the blog to make it more runner friendly. You might want to look at the sidebar titled 'categorised', which as is obvious, categorizes my posts into different areas of interest.
The other thing that might interest many people is a section on 'running videos' and 'general videos' on the side bar, which I keep updating now and then.
I plan to bring in more posts on running and biking, with some added colour, so as to make them 'complete'. That's about it for now.
As a post-note, I have run a half-marathon, but I am yet to attempt a marathon, which through some concerted effort and time should happen in the future, but that ofcourse is not the culmination of this blog, it would on the contrary be something to jumpstart this blog onto new vistas.




Saturday, October 22, 2005

Running away from running

The last week was really hectic and the last post was about just one of the many incidents which kept me on my feet. After running the 5k race a few weeks back, I developed a knee injury unlike anyother I have ever experienced. Actually I had some pain around the left of the knee cap before the race, despite which I ran the race. I was fine for upto 2 hrs after the race and then the real pain set in. As it is I had great difficulty walking around, I virtually had to hop and I had to remind myself that I wasn't crippled!, now, to climb stairs was even more of a ordeal. The situation stayed the same for 2 days, after which, slowly the pain started subsiding all the while lingering around.

Its been 2 weeks since then. Today I got some respite from my schedule and it also being a weekend, I thought of trying out a run in the stadium. I started out slow,but since I had been away too long ,my feet were raring to go fast, so I pushed the pace soon. It seemed like I was crusising along steadily after 5 rounds and then I was back to reality..the pain hadn't really vaished, it was just dormant, waiting for me to make my move. I should have stopped right then and there, but it seemed there were three other guys from our hostel out there slogging, now I was already fast, it wouldn't be good to slow down..so I pushed the pedal till finish.
When I came back to hostel, stair climbing never seemed so difficult..hell, I think I need a big break from running, atleast till this pain completely subsides, which I am not sure when....

5 comments:

The Thinking Runner said...

Pain on the outside of the knee - you may have ITB syndrome. Check if your symptoms match those described here and if something you are doing is aggravating it.

arbit said...

I guess you are right...ITBS it is..

The Constant Variable said...

dude..

check naikutti's post abt this..and check with a doctor...

NaiKutti said...

i had this kinda pain (on the outside of the knee) before the bglr half-marathon and still ran with the pain and some pain relievers...the doctor had actlly advised me not to run and was mentioning that i might have ITBS... after a couple of months rest i started running again and the pain started and after a MRI I found that it was 2 torn ligaments... I also initially thought it was ITBS... there is a simple test to check if u have ITBS, called the noble compression test... but i never could convince myself that i had ITBS... and finally it turned out to be the ligament tear... best is go to the doctor and get it checked (it may be ITBS or torn ligaments) asap...

arbit said...

Yeah...I dont have time for a doctor...but I am not running either.

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