No Bextra, no Advil, no anything. Just the sweet, sweet pain of throbbing hamstrings and stinging ITBs. Yes, both hamstrings and both ITBs. I haven't been pain relief free for months. This is what it feels like.
Yesterday, when I tried to run, I couldn't. I tried altering my gait. I tried going slow. Neither worked. I turned around and walked back to the gym. It was very sad. As I walked, I realized that the only way I'd be running Boston pain free was to not run until April 18th. So that's what I'm going to do. Boston will be a very slow marathon for me. That's ok. I'll just enjoy the sites and sounds. Maybe the Sports Guy will be on his front lawn with his buddies BBQing. If so, maybe I'll stop for some ribs.
One piece of good news is that I found a Bally's Sports Club right next to Grand Central. It has a pool. I'm guessing I won't have any run-ins with the Romanian mafia at this pool.