So, this weekend, I am going away. It's the second annual ladies getaway. Last year, I had an amazing time. We stayed up late, played board games, then we did a high ropes course and a giant swing. Really fun!
What it doesn't leave is a lot of room for training. So, I made arrangements to have my kids watched today so I could do my long run on the Friday instead of on the weekend like I usually do.
Yesterday, after my run, my legs weren't feeling completely happy. I wasn't convinced it was "bad pain" though. This morning, I've got something that just doesn't feel right.
Enter Dr. Google. Between Dr. Google and I, we've determined a possible IT band issue. Crap.
There's two considerations here. First consideration: if I don't run today, I may not get to do this long run. Second consideration: if I do run today, I may screw myself up worse and end up unable to do my half marathon.
So, here's my plan. Drop my kids off like planned. Call and see if I can get in to my chiropractor, who does ART (ART is often recommended for IT band issues). Go there dressed in my running clothes and hope he'll tell me I can run.
See, smart, but hopeful. That's an okay plan, right?