Anyway, here it is. It's only a mile but it was a beautiful hot one! All I kept thinking was how much I had missed it. Not even the heat could make me stop.
My mother tagged along with the kids in the stroller. They walked around the park while I prayed in my head for my knee to stay quiet. So far so good! I warmed up with almost 3/4 of a mile and ran at an easy pace. We then walked back and I came home to stretch. A real stretch, 30-60 seconds per move on each leg. I think it's a good step forward!
I don't know if we're ready (the knee and I) to start an actual training program again. The race in December is not an issue, it won't be the last race and I know I won't come in first place anyway so there's no worries. I'm just happy I can wake up early for a reason again!!!! I could not be happier.
Strength training moves for my knee tomorrow. Maybe I'll run again in two days. I don't want to anger the knee. And maybe I shouldn't celebrate until tomorrow if there's no knee pain during the night or later on... I pray there won't be.