Yesterday afternoon I went to one of the orthopaedists at Duke Sports Medicine, and was diagnosed with Iliotibial Band Syndrome. She prescribed stretching and referred me to physical therapy, but the next appointment I could get for PT isn't until the end of the month! Arrgh! Meanwhile, I asked her when I could return to running, and she said that I need to be pain free when I'm walking down the stairs (which hurts now in the morning). *sigh* I'll do what I need to do to be ready for the Outer Banks Marathon, though! Stretching queen, that's me now!
This morning I walked 6 miles on the American Tobacco Trail. George wanted to go with me, so we walked together. That was a different routine for me! My early morning exercise time is my "me" time, when I often recharge and am in charge of what I do. I enjoyed the time with him, but did feel like I had to be considerate of him during the walk, since he's not used to exercising as much as I am. ("How are you feeling? When do you want to turn around?", etc.) I've been talking about the ATT for a while now, and he's been curious about it, wanting to walk together on it. Glad we walked together, but looking forward to returning to my own exercise routine. Am I strange?
I did stretch after we got home!