Here is the good news, my leg is feeling much better. The bad news is, I definitely pulled my hamstring.
I went in this morning to see my PT with kids in tow (these are the times I'm thankful for my Droid, where I can entertain the kids with Yo Gabba Gabba and Ben Ten Ultimate Alien on YouTube). I pulled my left hamstring, the one I had issues with before. On the positive side, the muscle is fairly smooth, he couldn't feel any knots or tears, so that helps. It turns out my hips are out of alignment, which makes sense because my left leg is a bit shorter than my right. I was actually happy to hear that, mainly just to know that all the stretching and icing I've done wasn't wasted effort.
When I asked the million dollar question, Can I Run The Marathon, I got a maybe. He hooked my leg up to those little electrodes that stimulate the muscle, iced it, and showed me some new stretches that should help my hip area. I'm going back on Friday, and then we'll talk about when I can run. But you know what, I'm still running the marathon. If I have to do it slowly, or walk a bit, so be it. There is no way I'm missing it. I'll just have to be smart about it.
Thank you for all the supportive comments about this whole thing.
Thought I would share our annual State Fair photo. We always take it in the Dairy Building, with the kids and their I Heart Milk cups, chocolate for Eliza, plain for Luke. It was about 95 degrees and we're a bit sweaty. And yes, I'm wearing THE cowboy hat.