You may have noticed that I haven't been posting much lately. That's mostly because I haven't been running much. In the last month, I've run maybe 4 or 5 times. My knee has really been frustrating me. I couldn't resist the temptation any longer, so I went for a short run on Saturday. I made it about 2 miles before I started noticing some discomfort. To play it safe, I walked most of the way balk home. I gave in again this morning. I got up planning to just run 2 miles. I headed out to a familiar loop in my neighborhood. I had actually done this loop several weeks ago as part of a tempo run, and I think I must have had that in my head, because I went out pretty quickly. And let me tell you, it felt sooo good to be moving again. I ran those two miles pretty hard, and felt no pain whatsoever. I really wanted to run some more, but thought I'd better stick with two. I ended up doing those 2 miles in 13:09, which eased my worries about how much conditioning I had lost over the last month. I wasn't intending to go so fast, but it just felt so good to be out there like my old self again.
Oh, and it was actually cold enough this morning to wear my long sleeved Boston Marathon race shirt for the first time on a run. It was a happy day. :-)