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What a pain in the IT band (how I erased it with PT exercises)

Tal Kopan stretches her IT band after a January run outside.

[Editor’s note: Today’s post comes to you from guest blogger Tal Kopan. If you’d like to write an injury-related post, message me on Twitter. Thanks!]

Hi. My name is Tal. I’m an athlete, and I have trouble accepting my weaknesses.

I recently learned one of my weaknesses is my IT band.

By way of introduction, I’m a medium distance runner and am working toward a first triathlon, but I consider that my off season. First and foremost, I am an ultimate frisbee player. Continue reading


Filed under Injuries, IT band, Tips & Tricks, Your injuries

How to get hurt while being an athletic supporter: Shamrock Shuffle edition

Shamrock Shuffle volunteers

Two volunteers hand out Gatorade after Mile 2 of the Shamrock Shuffle, March 21, 2010.

All my hopes of being able to run the 2010 Bank of America Shamrock Shuffle were dashed after my most recent visit to the podiatrist.

“Don’t even walk it,” he warned me. (He knows by now what a stubborn person I can be.)

So I heeded his advice – and recalled the line from the movie Grease: “If you can’t be an athlete, be an athletic supporter.”


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Filed under Injuries, Races, Shamrock Shuffle, Sprained ankle, Stress fracture