I was feeling very confident and relaxed yesterday. I had another short run on the schedule and it felt fabulous! For the first 7 minutes... then my IT band flared. Of all things to worry about, that was one that I thought was a thing of the past. 10 ART treatments, rest and stretching and I thought it was gone.
So the past 24 hours I have spend alternating between feeling sorry for myself and scouring youtube for motivational videos.
But you know what? Screw the knee. The kneecap is healed and feels great. If the IT band wants to flare for 26 miles, let it flare! If I need to do some walking, I'll do some walking. But I didn't train this hard to let something like this get me down. Sunday will be fun. It will be a challenge. I will feel a full range of emotions- I'll feel hurt, excitement, joy, pain, but I'm not going to be disappointed. If I have to go slower than I had wanted, I'll use my extra energy to cheer on my fellow competitors. I saw this today on Slowtwitch and it is my new motto
Life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it