First off, I want to say thank you for all your great comments. We have such a great community here of athletes who support each other through the ups and downs of training and racing.
So apparently I do not have a hernia. A day or two after the original Dr Appt I was pain free which made me suspicious. When I saw the surgeon today, he examined me and determined it is actually a hip adductor strain which has already been healing as I have no pain. Apparently he often sees patients with this same situation where the primary doctor diagnoses a hernia, when it is actually a groin strain.
I took Thursday through Saturday off (Including the peachtree)and chose to get back on the bike on Sunday. He gave me a script for some anti-inflammatories and told me to just be smart about it and back off if the pain returns. If it does, I may go see a sports med doctor.
So I am back to training full force. I just need to be extra careful and be extra diligent about stretching.