Whatever you want to call it — jinxing myself, speaking too soon, or forgetting to knock on wood — I did it. I got hurt.
I wrote a column about how this time around, I was running injury free. In high school I’d end every cross country and track practice with ice taped to my shins and knees. Now as an adult, I changed my running form and my shoes and it made all the difference.
That column hasn’t been published yet because I ended up getting hurt, making that column null and void.
I developed one of the most common running injuries, iliotibial (IT) band syndrome, or ITBS. I’m not sure how or why, but it seemed to come on pretty fast...