ORN: 2 miles, R1/W1
On a quick business trip to Florida, I got to run outside today in shorts and a T shirt in the sunshine. That was sweet. I also made sure I ran during daylight...the driver on the way to the hotel mentioned they saw a six foot gator coming out of the pond in front of the hotel on Monday. Yikes.
Of more concern is a wonky left knee. After my thoughtful run on Saturday morning, something tweaked in the knee Saturday evening. It was very sore. It responded to ibuprofen but was still a little tender. Then cramming into an airplane on Tuesday and making long walks carrying luggage and briefcase down airport concourses in dress shoes made it sore again. It felt better today (Wednesday) so I went out for an easy, short run in the "hole" between end of meetings and the obligatory business dinner. I simply couldn't stand "wasting" a chance to run outside.
I took it easy, with a simple 1/1 for a couple of easy miles. The knee held up but I sure didn't push it. With 2+ weeks to the LA Marathon, I remain a little concerned.
And if this is the worst problem I have, I remain a very, very lucky guy.