I am finally home after a week full of travel for work. I wanted to throw out a quick update and let you all know that I have now had 2 runs that have gone really well. On Monday, I had the afternoon free in Chicago and had the awesome opportunity to run in great weather along the Lakeshore Trails on Lake Michigan. I logged a very nice 14 miles and the knee held up really well. It wasn't perfect, but it reassured me that I can get through this injury.
Today I was in Tulsa, OK, at another work function and went for a 9 mile run around the Hard Rock Hotel area when I had some downtime. It was humid and hilly, but I was very pleased with the way I felt. The knee again only showed small signs of wear and tear and I really think the KT Tape application I have mastered is making a huge difference. It gives me support without being restrictive at the exact site of the pain. I am very pleased with my progress and will go for another long run this Sunday. Only a little over 3 weeks until Chicago. I hope to get in one 20 miler the weekend of Sept 25th before a taper of 2 weeks heading into the marathon. It's crazy it's so close. I can't believe it.
I will update more about my trip to Chicago and the upcoming weeks at some point this weekend. Right now all I want to do is take a shower, lay in my own bed, and sleep.