I looked back at this blog and my other blog and I have been complaining of hip pain since February. Did I go to the doctor then? No. Why not? Because I was afraid he would tell me to stop running.
I was in desperate pain today, enough pain to go to the doctor. And what did he tell me? To stop running until I get the pain calmed down. I have sciatica. I am scheduled for the first open appointment they had at physical therapy - May 21.
My doc was hopeful that I can get it under control in time for the race. Then we talked about races, I told him my reasons for going to Anchorage.... sea level, and an 8 hour time limit. He liked that idea himself and said he might train for a marathon. He said the farthest he has ever run was 15k. I, of course, encouraged him to go for it.
So the Colfax is definitely out. I might just volunteer at the race - that way I could still meet Jess! I will try to get in the pool at least to keep a certain level of fitness going.... then I hope to be able to run in a week and a half. Sheesh. I think I will still be able to run a half on June 21.