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  1. I’m so sorry to read this, hun :( I hope your IT band gets better soon – there will always be more Broad Street runs :) Just remember this was not your only chance! There will be many more to come, and in the meantime, many other fun activities to do besides running while you let your body heal.

    xoxo

  2. I am sorry to hear about your IT band issues – I struggle with those too and now a new foot issue and it so frustrating to be limited by them. You still ran an amazing race and your summer plans sound like a lot of fun!

  3. i’m so proud of you for finishing!!! it sounds like that was truly a painful experience, but that’s awesome that you kicked it in :)

  4. Sorry about your IT band, but you finished! Woo!

  5. I know the feeling! I’m so competitive with myself it kills me! I ruined my IT band and my Fat pad in my knee in a 5k about 5 years ago and have yet to run a race today. Not because I can’t but bc of my fear of overtraining and not being able to run AT ALL. Take it easy, be safe, rest it! I was out for over a year!! Still get overzealous sometimes but I’m glad you stuck with it, brava!

  6. Rachel

    this EXACT thing happened to me during my half marathon. there is nothing in the world more frustrating knowing you’re athletically capable of something but your body just fails you.

  7. Oh man! That is so awesome that you finished despite the pain! Great job Sabrina! yes, focus on the other activities for a bit and get the IT band back to good! <3 you girl- adorable pictures. Again- love so much that you and your friends run together.

  8. For such an injury, I’m so impressed you were able to push through and finish like you did. That shows so much! Congratulations! And one day your legs will be back in action and this race will be a precursor for so many bigger and better ones.

  9. Congrats on pushing through the pain to finish — and that time is NO JOKE, especially in the disgusting conditions!

  10. Amanda

    Wow! I can’t believe that you were able to finish with an injury like that! You should be extremely proud of your determination. I ran Broad Street Run yesterday too, and agree with you completely on the starting time. From about mile 3 and on I was uncomfortably hot, and by mile 7 my legs felt like lead! Although I really appreciated the hydrant sprinklers and water stations, the heat really slowed me down!

  11. Ah i’m so sorry to hear how you were in pain :( You did amazing though girl! Next year i’ll run it with you! AND we’ll meet up and run it together… no me being late! xoxo

  12. Hey, I just found your blog and wanted to say that your race recap was really well written. I admit I teared up a bit reading about your breakdown. It sounds like you had an amazing time despite that. The race looks cool too! :)

  13. Melissa Cari

    Congrats Sabrina! I’m so impressed with you that you finished. Many of my friends ran the race and said the same thing about the starting time and the heat – I can’t believe how hot it was! And as for your injury – I’m so sorry, I can’t imagine how frustrating and painful that must be. You really should be SO proud of yourself. It sounds like you have some great plans with swimming, yoga and boot camp – I have no doubt you’ll recover stronger than ever.

  14. Awww…I’m sorry you had such troubles. Major congrats for pushing through and finishing. I hope your IT band gets better soon. Foam roll the life out of it!

  15. I ran in the Broad Street Run too!!! So sorry to hear you were in pain. :(

  16. danielle

    I flew down to Philly from Rhode Island to run the Broad Street yesterday and even though I knew the field was 30K runners, I was kind of hoping to see you there since I’m a fan of your blog! Great job on finishing with your injury–really you should be very proud of yourself.

    This was my first race longer than a 5K and it was amazing! The atmosphere was fantastic–the runners, the spectators, the volunteers–it was really an experience of a lifetime for me. It was my goal that before my baby girl turned 1 I’d run a half marathon and the Broad St. fell right when I needed a 10. I was doing it alone (hubby and baby stayed in Rhodey) and I was really nervous that i’d feel alone…but instead SO inspired by the countless runners there–young, old, fast, slow…I was inspired by people like you who pushed through your injuries and pain to finish what you set out to start. It really shows dedication and determination to run when your body is telling you not to–you should be so very proud of yourself; know that you were inspiring others all around you! Good luck on a speedy recovery!

  17. You are awesome. You really are. Thanks for sharing your story and being so honest! Im doing a half this weekend and just want to finish! You’ll make your goal next year’

  18. Congrats on your run but PLEASE take care of yourself! I want to look forward to reading more race recaps. :)

  19. Looks like you had a great time with friends.

  20. Awww – I´m so sorry to hear you felt so much pain, Sabrina!
    Those were such lovely pics!
    Thanks for the amazing recap, anyhow. I bet you managed to have fun :)
    Wish you a wonderful week, love!
    Brazilian XOXO´s,
    Gabriela

  21. ida

    I hope your IT band heals quickly. injuries are so frustrating, sometimes the emotional pain is worse than the physical.

  22. I’m so sorry about your knee, believe me, I know exactly what kind of pain you are talking about and it is brutal!! The only advice I can give, is rest, stretch, and some hip flexor strength exercises. Honestly I’m about to go back in for a follow up visit with my doctor, because PT doesn’t seem to be working as it should. Good luck Sabrina!

  23. Broad Street is a good one, I was bummed to not run this year but IT issues kept me out as well. I Have been there with the tears in eyes and a few miles to go – the pain is overwhelming, I know. If you don’t have one, I’d really encourage you to invest in a foam roller and/or The Stick (they’re always selling that one at the expos). This has really been a real help for me, using the foam roller every day (oww it hurts!) and then the Stick post-runs. As well, pigeon pose in Yoga is fantastic for stretching, and obviously there’s a whole slew of other stretches designed to help. Another big things is massages – even if you can get someone to just do deep tissue for 30 mins on your hips, thighs, calfs…it really help to break it up.
    I can’t imagine having run this year in that heat – the past two years we had rain which can be annoying but so much better than what everyone went through this year.

  24. Maureen

    Hi Sabrina! I also ran the Broad Street Run and your recap really resounded with me, because I too had terrible knee pain. It was extremely frustrating to feel like I could do much more if my knee didn’t hurt. Still, I beat last year’s time by 2 minutes, even in the heat – I am proud. Thanks for sharing your story and happy running!

  25. Wow, that sounded brutal. I hope your leg starts feeling better!

  26. Sabrina, Congratulations on finishing the race despite the pain. I hope you’re feeling better soon- yoga, swim and cross training in general sound like they’ll be a great change of pace.

    I ran my first half marathon in Providence on Sunday. Training for an event and doing it is a great accomplishment. Thanks for all of your inspiration!!

  27. the broad street run was so much fun!!! this was our first year doing it… was so so hot, though! was ecstatic to cross the finish line by the end! great race recap :)

  28. Kelli

    Hi Sabrina,
    I found your blog on the Daily Local News site and loved reading your story- it’s inspiring and your candor is refreshing! I’m training for the Philly Half Marathon this November as a goal to celebrate near recovery after a long illness. I’m a fellow blogger and find it empowering to connect with others whose stories like yours motivate us to keep going! You go girl for working through that IT band issue. Best of luck in your future adventures and keep running! Kelli (DLN: Run For Her Life)

  29. Hi Sabrina,
    I found your blog on the Daily Local News site and loved reading your story- it’s inspiring and your candor is refreshing! I’m training for the Philly Half Marathon this November as a goal to celebrate near recovery after a long illness. I’m a fellow blogger and find it empowering to connect with others whose stories like yours motivate us to keep going! You go girl for working through that IT band issue. Best of luck in your future adventures and keep running!

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