So, as I mentioned in my last post, my IT band has not been my friend lately. Monday, I was able to get about 3 miles in on the treadmill and then had to stop. After that, I decided it was time to see a doctor. So I went today and my diagnosis of a strained IT band was confirmed - so that's good. The bad news is that there really isn't anything they can do to fix it. The doctor said I probably won't injure it anymore, it just probably won't be healed for the race. He gave me some serious anti-inflammatory meds and wants to do a steroid injection next Tuesday. I'm not much of a needle fan, but at least this will get me to the race.
I'm retiring after this for quite some time. Half-marathons, fine. Full - no way!