So, I've been faithfully attending physical therapy and doing my exercises (with cat-weight added resistance); however, when I told the physical therapists that I registered for the Hartford marathon, they piled it on. And it hurt. I swear, on Friday afternoon, the PT tried to stretch my IT band to Albuquerque.
So, this morning, I was hurting before the race even started. I ran the WellMed 5k (they sponsor the Women's 5k that I am directing, so I wanted to give back). The PTs told me to control my gait, keeping my feet under me, and concentrating on even balance/not limping - rather than speed, so that was my race plan. Since it was also dang hot and humid, it seemed like an even better plan.
Here are some pre-race pics:
Thanks to Scotty Dog for the pics!