A while back, Megan said that I could use her apartment gym (mine is terrible) whenever I wanted and I decided to stop by and take her up on her offer.
Her gym is LOVELY! Itâ€™s like a real gym, not a dinky apartment gym. The treadmills even have TVâ€™s! Yayyyy!
I decided to do something wild today â€“ I didnâ€™t wear my knee sleeves like I normally do. In fact, Iâ€™ve worn knee sleeves for every single run since last September. The sleeves allowed me to run through my PFPS symptoms, but itâ€™s post-run icing that has really been my saving grace (check out this post for details about my injury). I was curious to see how I would do without the sleeves.
I ran 2.0 miles in 17:43 per my training plan.
Look â€“ no knee sleeves! It was so strange to look down and not see sleeves. I felt a little naked!
My knees felt fine, even during the final 6:45-minute/mile sprint (which I held for about 1 minute). Iâ€™m not sure Iâ€™m at the point where I want to do a long run without sleeves, but it was an interesting experiment. I didnâ€™t ice when I got home, either, so Iâ€™m curious to see how I feel later.
Before my run, I had Greek yogurt and granola:
And afterwards, I made a black bean, salsa, and cheese sandwich on the George Foreman. I had asparagus on the side:
This sandwich was to die for! It kind of tasted like a quesadilla. Cheese makes anything taste good, though. 🙂
By the way, my sports bra burn from my 16.0-miler on Friday is NOT looking good. It looks like someone beat me with a whip. I had to tape myself up to run today:
Ouch. Hope it heals soon. I am going to invest in a lot of Body Glide for the rest of marathon training.
Hope youâ€™re having a fabulous day!
**Update: Annnnd my knees hurt. A lot. Going to ice now. **