26 days after the SV marathon, I finally went on a run. Yeah! I was planning to take a month off, then I cut that to 4 weeks and this week I decided to run a few days early. I registered for the Turkey Trot in San Jose so I wanted to get a few runs in before it.
I planned to take it slow. I ran 3.1 miles at a 9:56 avg pace. The first mile was the slowest (about 11 min a mile). I had a lot of discomfort in my left knee with each step immediately when I started running. I actually wondered whether I should not run. I stopped and played with my knee brace. Then I saw my neighbor who was out walking and walked with her for about a quarter of a mile to try to warm up my knee. My knee felt a little better when I started running again. After the first mile it was somewhat better. It was very frustrating but the last mile it felt okay and currently feels fine. I need to keep doing my core exercise and look into other possible solutions.
I'm still very excited that I was able to start running again. I'm going to take it slow the next few weeks and slowly build back up my endurance.