After not being able to run more than a mile and a half for over six months because of IT Band Friction syndrome, I have achieved a breakthrough!
What happened? This happened:
I bought this IT Band strap from Amazon, did some experimenting with exactly where to place it on my leg and BOOM, it completely works!
The bad news is that even though my leg will let me run 3.5 miles again, I physically cannot do it because I am hideously out of shape.
I feel like it's 8 years ago when I was first trying to run a 5K in less than 45 minutes. So. Hard.
But I will not complain, I will simply get back to work :)