This past week has been the most I have run in several weeks 14 miles . I was not running since the end of Oct due to knee swelling. The orthopedist said no running while the knee was swollen and placed me on anti inflammatories. I was given the ok to cross train with the bike and elliptical. After Thanksgiving, I started running again. I started back on the treadmill to be easier on my knee. I was doing well and slowly increasing my distance again. This past Sunday I did a trail run down at Botzam trailhead in CVNP/Erie Canal Towpath. Ohh trail runs how I have missed you. Before I knew it I ran 50 minutes for 4.9 miles. I overestimated myself and was only planning 4 miles.
My knee is doing ok right now. I get scared or nervous more like it that it will start swelling again. I don't want to miss more running. I have come to find that I love running and yes I am probably addicted. I guess there are other worse things to be addicted to.
It is hard to believe that I only started running in April to lose weight. Plus I didn't think I could run. Bigger girls don't run , right?
Well today I am about 42lbs lighter and more fit and toned up. I feel good.
My goal is to run a half marathon next year. I just need to figure out which one or ones to run. I am considering Cleveland, Akron, and Canton.