27 miles. That’s all I managed to run in May. The theme of the month is knee pain and frustration with the knee pain.
After seeing the orthopedic doctor and my chiropractor several times, I am in less pain now than I started May with, however I also have not had a run in a week and a half, and I haven’t had a substantial run in over 2 weeks. =/ I ran 27 miles in May. I did other things in May though; I went to 3 cycle classes, a handful of strength classes, and had several walks too. You can read about my previous months recaps here: January, February, March, and April.
I don’t know how long my running break will be. I’m trying to give my knee the rest it needs, but it’s hard to not run. All I want to do is run without my knee aching beyond measure. I’m trying to stay positive and keep believing it will all work out and be okay.
Looking forward to June: I have the Hospital Hill 10k this Saturday, and no other races scheduled. I actually have no races scheduled until September! I’m going to focus on getting my knee healthy and try to be as active as I can while it rehabs.
Running: 7 runs, totaling 27 miles.
Biking: 3 cycle classes and 1 bike ride in Hays, totaling 47 miles.
Longest Run: 7 miles, May 13, in Hays, with Kristen, Mom, and Chris