The groin is fine. By early yesterday evening the pain was gone and I was left feeling rather stupid about my overreaction. Ah well, can you blame me? Do me a favor and don’t answer that.
Anyhoo, things were so peachy with me today that I ended up getting my last long run, a short 8 miles, in this morning. Just in case, I opted to run in the nearby park rather than along the river. I had no pain. Nothing. Nada. In fact, I felt pretty good. *knock on wood*
There’s only one part of my body that has yet to fully recover. The left side of my hooha hasn’t known what’s hit it in the last twenty four hours with the frenzy of ice packs and muscle ointment. I’m hoping it’ll forgive me soon. With my luck though it won’t be until after the marathon.
Two more runs this week and then it’s game time. I’m trying to focus on my work but lately that’s been impossible. The excitement has set in and all I feel compelled to do is visit the race website to look at the course map, elevation chart and whatever photos they have posted.
Speaking of photos... Marcy, in response to your question, I don’t think I’ll be carrying my camera with me during the marathon. I’d love to since I’ve heard the views of the city during the first two miles are pretty spectacular, but I can’t chance losing or breaking my camera. I still have some research-related site visits post-marathon (if I ever get a response from the freaking Italian officials) and I can’t risk it. However, my sister, Camera Queen that she is, will be there, snapping photos and taking video like a maniac. I’m sure she’ll have plenty of stuff not featuring me that I can post after the race. Hope that’s consolation enough.
Okay, kiddies, I’m off to