I am smack dab in the middle of earning my merit badge for left leg ITBS. See that's the great thing about having two legs -- it grants the opportunity for double merit badges. Lucky-fer-me, I have already earned my merit badge for ITBS in the right leg. I'm so very blessed that way.
Incidentally, I refuse to verbalize the I-word because, well, Runners never say "injury." Just like Goonies Never Say "Die." It's true. We just don't.
I have this I-word prevention/treatment ritual that I jump into each time I feel the slightest hint of any I-word inducing merit badge or belt loop. I take four days off. And by off, I mean completely off. No cross training, no nothing. I rent videos. And while I watch videos for a day or two, I move as little as possible. I stretch. I walk only to the freezer for an ice pack. I order the Yahoos to clean the house and make the dinner. (Hah! As if the Yahoos will clean the house and make the dinner without me riding them. As if! It was worth dreaming about, however.)
Anyway. Here I sit. Resting. Stretching. And Icing. I've watched The Blind Side, Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs, Julie and Julia, and two others that I won't admit. This Power Rest business is gonna work. It does every time. Pretty soon I'll be running like a banshee who just earned another merit badge.