Well, it's the day after Thanksgiving. While some of you were out for black Friday shopping, I was at the orthopedic office receiving my third and final injection. Admit it, you're jealous, aren't you? ;-)
Now I wait. I can try running again in three weeks. From past experience, it takes 5-6 weeks before running is okay though. Also, in 6 weeks, if my knee is pain-free, this will have been considered a success and I'll have another 6-9 months before needing to head back for another round. If, however, I'm still having knee pain, I need to go back and try something else. It's worked well for me in the past, and the condition with my knee is progressing very slowly. I have confidence that it will be successful again.
My husband went for a run this afternoon and my son (home for the holiday weekend) went yesterday. I suggested to my husband that he ask our son if he wanted to join him when he went out. "I'm not a social runner" was his reply. I realized that we are really different in that regard. In contrast to him, I am *totally* a social runner. I would never pass up an opportunity to run with someone vs. running alone. In fact, these days I actually find that I have a hard time getting motivated for a run when I don't have someone to run with.
How about you? Are you a social runner or not?
I found it interesting that my son mentioned something about how running releases "happy chemicals" in your brain (he was relaying conversations he's had some somebody studying cognitive-neuroscience or something like that). That's something I know all too well, and I've been missing those "happy chemicals" for a few weeks already. *sigh*