this week i started running again with a vengeance. i had been taking time off speckled with runs here and there because my right knee had been bothering me since i ran the marathon. i decided it couldn't wait any longer, though, because ben and i are running the provo freedom 10k on july 4th. the thought of running a race without being prepared does not sound fun to me. anyway, i started running on monday and my knee hurt slightly by the end of my run. but i just kept stretching my IT-band before and after runs and paying really close attention to my form and at the end of my run this morning, i realized that my knee didn't hurt at all! totally wicked awesome cool. i've had someone at my local running store tell me before that the best thing to do for an IT-band problem is to stretch it A LOT and keep running regularly, but i guess i didn't believe him until i had no other options. i totally wasted a month of training time. pretty dumb. oh well. we live and learn, right?
in other news, i weighed myself after yoga last night and was quite pleased with the outcome.
current weight: 134
goal weight: 125
that's a loss of 3.5 pounds since last week. only 9 more pounds to go...