Sunday was the day I told myself I could run again. 2 weeks off. (except my shitty 5 miles a week before)
3 little miles.
3 PAIN FREE miles.
Was is my shoes? I guess I'll never really know...but I'm 99% sure it was. Wade and I set out early Sunday afternoon to run. I was so scared...but as I got going, with a big smile on my face, I knew I was OK. I did a little more googling (yes, it's a word) on Sunday and I'm convinced it wasn't even my IT band, but some sort of muscle strain/shin splint in my upper shin.
Lesson Learned: Stop listening to everyone other peoples idea of a "diagnosis".
Now I just need to ramp up the training, carefully and slowly, to get to that 26.2 miles on May 6th. It's a long road ahead, but I think my little 2 week break gave me a renewed sense of hope, and I have a new appreciation for my training.