I went to Chicago this weekend for a conference and was able to go out for a run on Sunday morning. I had such a good time for a few reasons:
1. The random route that I chose was interesting and beautiful.
2. I wasn’t on any sort of schedule – meaning I didn’t need to run any certain distance or at any certain pace.
3. I stopped and took time to look around and take selfies. I like selfies and I’m not ashamed.
Take a look at my pics:
I ran 3 miles and walked another 2.6 miles. I crossed paths with the Shamrock Shuffle 8K a few times and stopped and waved at the runners. If you’ve never cheered at a running race, you should do it at least once. The runners appreciate the support.
So, how did my knees hold up? Pretty good. I didn’t feel any pain at all while I was out running and walking.
I stopped here and took a selfie because there were 20 other people doing it. Don’t know what was so special about this spot, but I had to join in. And yes, I realize my eyebrows look crazy!
Later in the evening, I had a little tenderness, but nothing to really get worked up about. On Monday morning (today), my right knee hurt a little bit walking down the stairs from my bedroom.
I was able to get through physical therapy without too much modification for knee pain. I got a little bit of a hand slap for running and walking so far on Sunday, but I don’t really care. I don’t feel like I overdid it.
I even had a little snack that afternoon to celebrate. 🙂
Until next time!