Trivial yet mind-blowing: Last night at PT I found out that one of my legs is 1/4 inch shorter than the other.
This is major news in my world, and to no one else, because it’s my left leg, AKA my bad/tight hip side that I have been working on for the past few months. Meaning, all that time I was running and tightening up, it wasn’t just because of running too much, or marathon training, that my hip went haywire. It probably would’ve caught up to me eventually anyway because of that discrepancy which was a major cause, which I never even considered — because, who thinks of that? But it’s highly correlated to hip and IT band problems in runners.
I have been given a lift to wear in one of my shoes (just call me Tom Cruise [but I won’t answer]) for the week and we’re going to see how that affects the system. It’s been much better already thanks to forced stretching and smart running, but this might be the final fix that I needed. Bodies are super weird, yeah?