Happy, happy, happy Friday everyone! Has this been the longest week ever or what? With both kids being sick for most of it, frigid cold temperatures and just feeling blah, this made for one crabby week for me. I’m glad it’s o.v.e.r! And to anyone this past week that I snapped at or gave the stink eye, my sincere apologies. Have you ever had just one of those weeks?
My spirits did life considerably yesterday. It was the end to my two week running hiatus. My knee has been feeling great. I get little twinges every now and then doing random things like walking or stretching a certain way. Nothing big. Just a little reminder that lasts only a second.
With that in mind, I decided to try for an easy pace run on the treadmill. I wanted to be conservative to test the waters. I started off, feeling nothing. About five minutes later, I felt a slight twinge and then it was gone for the remainder of the run. Weird. This “pain” (I don’t even consider it pain) is different than the patellorfemoral syndrome pain I experienced during the summer. It’s making me wonder if I have arthritis? That diagnosis was mentioned when I saw a sports med doctor. Whatever it is, it didn’t bother me for the 3.5 miles I ran and the 1/2 mile that I walked afterwards. Needless to say, I’m pretty amped and ready to run again.
So I’m feeling pretty good about things. Running felt easy and light. I wanted to go faster but I kept everything in check. There is plenty of time to get my mileage and speed back up. Ironically, I got a call from the library telling me this book was ready for me: