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Run 2, Week 3 (CT5K): My One & Only Run of the Week!

Posted Oct 18 2008 4:08pm

Went running with my friend around 6:30 pm. It was 48 degrees, & other than a few minuscule lights around the lake, it was pitch black outside.

The cold & the dark certainly make it more of a challenge to run outside after work. I'd personally prefer to run earlier in the day, which I can usually do for my solo runs, but since this is the only time my friend can do our joint runs, it's either we continue our CT5K program by running outside in the dark or inside on treadmills. The first option is the only real option right now, since the later option would only aggravate my knee problems further.

(If it turns out that I need to stay off the knee for a while, I'll just do the recumbent bike & upper body strength workouts. The stair stepper is another possibility, but frankly I think it'd be best to avoid applying direct weight/pressure on the knee right now.)

My knees are still sore, so I so decided not to run my second, solo run tonight.

Also, I've decided to take the rest of the week off from running, aside from today's short workout, which was relatively easy for me to complete, & not too stressing on the joints. Will resume with Week 10 next week.

Weighed myself last night. Even though I gained 1.8 pounds, I went down 1.6% body fat percentage points, which is the only number right now that matters! ;-)

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