Monday: 5.23 mi in 51 min, 9:50 pace. Two days prior, I ran 6 miles and it felt awful, but I’m guessing the French toast I had that day wasn’t a good pre-run breakfast. This run felt great!

Tuesday: Body R+D Pilates Megaformer, 50 min. Feel the burn! So much burn! Then I Divvy’d home.

Wednesday: Planned to run, skipped it for happy hour. #YOLO

Thursday: Yoga, 1 hour. Free class at the office.
Thursday PM: 5.01 mi in 51 min, 10:10 pace. Pretty much the same route as Monday, but this felt like so much work. Although I had stomach issues later in the evening, so maybe something was up. Luckily the stomach issues didn’t last.

Friday: Rest. Met a new baby.

Saturday: 8.58 mi in 1:37, 11:17 pace. Gorgeous day in Chicago! I set out around 12noon and was immediately worried I waited too long and it would be warm. Luckily it was cooler by the lake. However, I’m having issues with my left knee. It’s mostly fine while I’m running, but starting/stopping running is a little bit painful. Runner’s World and BFF Ultra Vera have suggested some exercises I should do, so I’ll do those and take a break from running for a few days, and see what happens.

Sunday: Rest. Planned to do a recovery run, but skipped thanks to the knee. Now would have been a great time to have access to an indoor pool. (Who am I kidding? I didn’t get out of my pjs all day.)

Total miles running: 18.8
Total time all: 5hr, 24min

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Nice to meet you, baby. 

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Told you Saturday was gorgeous

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Saturday night at Lucha VaVOOM – masked Mexican wrestling and burlesque. Totally entertaining. The masked fellow in our pic is actually a friend, not a luchador from the show. 

Have you ever dealt with pain in your kneecap? Specifically as you start running, or right after you stop? Tell me about it.