Well, when I started 2011 I had high hopes for a good, solid year of running. So far, that has not happened due to my IT band injury, and it looks like at this point there is no chance I will be able to run the Maine marathon in October like I'd hoped. Hard to let go of a goal, but there's reality at this point.
I'll be happy if I can run a half marathon in the late fall.
This month saw another set back of my IT band, most likely related to a 4 mile run on the beach, which aggravated it substantially. Still, it was a good run for me mentally, and in a way it was worth it:
I have been unable to run more than 4 miles this month, and indeed, many times I go out with good intentions only to turn around after just a mile or two. It's frustrating. I continue to get active release therapy (ART) and am happy that at least I'm running every other day, unlike the month of February where I was unable to run at all.
Totals this month:
Yoga x 4
Ab/Core work x 8
Hiking x 2
Shred x 1
Running = 50 miles
Here's hoping that May will show more improvement!