It's T minus 47 hours until the start of the Marine Corps Marathon. And it hurts when I run.
Muscles in left hip, buttock, and quad are sore and stiff. They don't hurt when I walk. Except when I'm going upstairs. Which is hard to avoid in my house, which has two flights of stairs.
When I run, the sore (pulled?) muscles compromise and shorten my stride, making me swivel my torso to the right, and probably further causing me injury.
I started hurting about a week and a half ago. I ran a couple of fast runs here and there on cambered trails, and the uneven terrain probably helped to cause the injury.
Oh, and I also have a cold. My nose is leaking like a sieve and my throat's sore. Sigh.
But on the bright side, I can still run. I'm not crippled. I just may have to rethink my goal time.
Also - I'm going to dinner tonight in downtown DC with David, Jeanne, Susie, Richie, and several other friends at an RBF meet-up. Look forward to seeing you guys!