He had me do some squats and lunges, he stretched me out and did other stuff. He said I'm on the road to recovery and it is in fact my ITband (which other doc said "no, it can't be that"). I just felt validated! Anyways, he told me the basics (stuff I know... but just needed to hear it) strengthen core, back and hamstrings. I'm just a little weak-sauce :) Thank goodness Jon didn't think to take a picture of me doing a one-legged squat- we both busted up laughing because I looked so ridiculous because of how weak I am. Anyways, I got the GREEN LIGHT that I can sign up for CYFit (usafit) and that my training plan that I've lined up for myself is right on the money :-)
So I signed up for CyFit and this last Saturday was our first day meeting with CyFit. The Doc said that I could do a half marathon this fall NO problem. So, for now, I am in the half marathon group and then in a few months I will swap over to the marathon group so I can get my mileage up for a winter marathon :) Boom!!
I R AWESOME!
I have now signed up for the Huntsville Half in October and if all goes well a marathon in January!
One last thing.. all this talk about Yogurtland in the blog-o-sphere had me craving it! I miss living close to one. Sadly, the closest one is like an hour away. It's worth it... but not that worth it :( However, Jon and I found a place called Yogurt Cup (sadly, they don't have a website) just like it on the way to the doc office!! It was a-mazing... Now if I could only get the pizza factory out here and have an awesome salad bar... then I'd be set!
PS: It's my birthday in 12 days... and I found my dream item. AKA: only a birthday miracle could ever pull this one off.... a WOODWAY treadmill... I was looking at the curve and also the proseries. WANT! Too bad they are much-o expensive-o. Want to hear the kicker?? I showed Jon before I told him the prices... and he was like "wow! these are the first treadmills you've shown me that I would be happy getting!" heh.... fat chance. We're talking like $5K here... and sadly... some go as high as $10k. yeah... like I said.. fat chance. Anyone want to donate to the cause?? I'll make you cookies!! Oh well, for now... I will settle for Yogurtcup for my birthday present :-)