First run in three weeks after getting benched for my knee issue expanding to include my IT band, a particular form of sharing that made me shake my fist.
But I'm back on the road! And today's run was beautiful. Full-on spring weather perfection. Lots of pretty pooches for dog-watching purposes on my favorite route. New music (songs/artists that rocked my run today: Daft Punk, Sweet Serendipity - Lee Dewyze, Kickstart My Heart - Motley Crue, U2, The White Stripes, Warblers, Black Eyed Peas). What's not to love? Well, knee pain. But the joy of running is bigger than that. Worth it :)
Also, took what I learned from Born to Run (aka The Book) and put it into practice. I haven't picked up my new kicks yet, so this run featured my old, well-worn sneakers from last year's summer & fall races - sans orthotics and without inserts. Really focused on my form and definitely noticed a difference. Think that can only improve when I kick the shoes for good and build milage back up slowly. I'm excited to be that much harder, better, faster, stronger!
Happy weekend! And happy Easter, if that's your thing. I just hope you're happy :)
I am....because I'm counting down to California (4 days!)!