Friends, my IT bands both hate me. So I've been taking it easy with the hard running, and been power walking and trying new-to-me exercises like plyometrics, such as jumping squats, jumping jacks, and high knees.
And I've been getting real friendly with my foam roller, which has turned out to be one of the best purchases I've ever made. My IT bands tense up terribly, and very quickly cause my hips, pelvic area, and knees to ache and not have much mobility. So whenever that happens, I know that I need to get re-aquainted with my foam roller.
And boy, do I love it! It "hurts so good", but sometimes it simply hurts. But it works. It works amazingly well.
I just wish I didn't have to use it so often!