This brings me to another obstacle "Personal Demons" while running. Mine is O'Hara Drive in Green Acres subdivision. It is a straight stretch that falls in the last 1-2 miles of our runs. I hate that road! My knee always acts up on the road and I swear I tense up as soon as I turn onto it. It isn't even a rough area, perfectly flat and straight plus you get to run downhill not to long after you turn off it. But I do not like that road. But Destiny's Child was there to get me through. : )
Couple questions for any of you runners out there:
1. What song(s) gets you to the end?
2. Do you have any Personal Demons that get in the way of running?
3. What is up with my knee? Sharp, tightening pain start on the left outside of my knee about 4 to 5 miles in. By mile 7 it is more than annoying and is enough to cause me to walk every now and then. Anything close to 10 and I want to cry. It start to creep up my thigh and today I felt it in my hip. I was thinking it was the cold but today it was not cold. Could it be my IT band? I stretch and I ice but am open to suggestions : )