I had a plan, but the plan did not include the return of my IT band hurting. So, the plan has been revised. Here goes...
When I started student teaching I stopped doing my PT exercises (from the beginning of the year) for my left hip and leg for strengthening, which keeps my IT band nice and comfortable when I am running. I found out that not doing the exercises has done me no good because my left leg is tight and slightly painful and making me unhappy with running. So, I changed my plans.
I am not running the Hairy Gorilla this weekend.
I am not running the Squirly Six this weekend (my other option).
I am not running the Stockade-athon 15K in Nov.
I am volunteering as a course marshal at the Stockade-athon.
I am going to do my PT exercises a few times a week (I'm going to try for three).
I am going to keep my running to a minimum until my leg isn't hurting.
I am not going to sweat the fact that I have barely run this month.
On a happy note, the group of new runners I've been working with through the No Boundaries program ran their 5K this weekend! It was amazing to be with so many people running their first 5K. The mentee I ran with finished in 34:17!! What an amazing time for someone who has never run before. The best part, she and some of the other new runners already have a few races scheduled in November and December.