Finally getting to put some miles behind me! The knee is holding in there but just doesn't feel great. Yesterday I set out for a 13 mile run, I completed 11. I could feel my knee tightening up somewhere around mile 5, I knew I wasn't going to make the 13. I told my self that I will stop on an odd number... 7, 9, 11 or 13. After hitting each milestone I would reassess my knee. At the 7 mile marker the knee felt off but not really hurting, so I pushed on to mile 9. I could feel that when I started to slack on my stride it ached a little. As I was finishing up mile 10, the aching seemed to be a little more sporadic. I knew fo-sho somewhere between mile 10 and 11, that 11 was going to be my magic number! I am very pleased with 11 miles. It is a little depressing when I look at my original training program... Yesterday was supposed to be my first 18 mile training run! I will just have to keep on doing what I can and try not to push myself past the breaking point again!
On a positive note!! I love, love, love the road bike. I can definitely see a triathlon in the near future! I am also done with school until January 18th! By the start of next semester I will officially be a "MARATHONER". Thursday morning we are taking off to drive up to Washington to see my folks! YEAH!!! A plus to this- My little brother Danny is coming with!!!! The holiday spirit is slowly creeping up on me and I am feeling great. Next week while Timmy is at school, I will be baking! So if anyone has any great recipes that they wouldn't mind sharing with me, that would be greatly appreciated!!