Any idea on what kind of injury it might be? My guess is Iliotibial Band Syndrome but need to see a doctor to be sure. I am a member of Athletico so I will start there and them do an injury screen. Well, with this pain it means that I cannot run. 🙁 This makes me sad because I enjoy running and look forward to it. However, being injury free is much more important.
The SunTrust National Marathon is less than two months away and I still don’t know if I am going to do it. Why you ask? You see, the marathon is on a Saturday which means I need to miss work on Friday and fly out that morning. Also, that Friday is the last day before Spring Break and I am technically not supposed to be off before or after Spring Break. So, I wrote a letter back in October to the Superintendent asking for “permission” to be off on Friday. I did not get a response so I sent it again in December. Still no answer. Really? How long does it take to make a decision? It is a simple answer “yes” or “no”. So frustrating.
I believe that things happen for a reason. Yes, I am a true believer of that even though many times I don’t like the things that happen. I got a late start to my marathon training. I am cramming an 18 week training program into 12 weeks. I have had to increase mileage and I think I am paying for it. The last week or so I have had a pain on my right hip. Now I feel the pain extending to the inner thigh down to the inside part of the knee. Yesterday I had to run 11 miles but could only do 4. I wanted to keep on going but was feeling the pain and did not want to make it worse. So, I asked myself Is this a sign? Should I skip the marathon in March and instead take my time and do one in May? Or is it just an unfortunate injury?