Congrats on your half! And good luck with the Seattle Rock'n'Roll. Congrats to you too Lisa! And enjoy that 5k. **** I have been fighting piriformis syndrome and low back pain all spring (since the marathon in January). We had already signed up for the Kentucky Derby mini-marathon (13.1) in April, so I went ahead and ran it, even though I felt undertrained. I decided to try slow and steady--only taking walk breaks at the water stops, and I had a great run. I seriously thought it might be my last half. I am still fighting the piriformis syndrome, but all in all doing ok. I have given up the walk breaks and seem to be doing a little better. I don't know if the starting and stopping was aggravating my back or not. Who knows. At this point I am just happy to be able to run and workout. I am signed up for the W&D. Not sure what else I will do this summer, but maybe a couple of shorter races.