Today I dropped my 3-year-old (I need to come up with something else to call my kids on here...) off at preschool and loaded my other little one into the stroller and we were off.
The goal was four miles. We ran on streets in the neighborhoods surrounding the preschool. My right knee felt great the entire time, but my left knee started to hurt at around three miles. It only hurt when I ran, not when I slowed to a walk. I am pretty sure it was my ITB since I was running on the slanted surface at the edge of the road most of the time. And my left leg was always on the slanted part since I was running against traffic. Also, it let up a little when I was on totally flat surfaces like the sidewalk, so I am even more sure it is an ITB issue.So I'm going to take tomorrow off, focus on stretching and more icing, and shoot for another treadmill run on Saturday. Since my left knee was the one my doc was concerned about, I will reevaluate after Saturday's run.
Oh, and have I mentioned lately I Love Running?