I decided not to go to the gym tonight. It's not a normal gym night for me...so I really wouldn't have normally planned on being there anyway. But I considered going because I have to sit in class tomorrow morning...when normally I'd be working out at the gym.
The reason I didn't go, however, is that I am still feeling a few effects from that full 5K I walked for the first time on Wednesday. The great news, though, is that ice and rest really bring the pain right back down to 3/10...fairly normal life for me. I expected to feel the effects a lot more profoundly than this...and I'm grateful that the impact has been minimal. Woo HOO!!!
So the new plan is if the knees survive sitting in class for 6 hours tomorrow, I'm heading to the gym tomorrow NIGHT instead of tomorrow morning. And let me tell you, after a full day of grad class...even as much as I LOVE learning new stuff...I'm gonna need the gym. In a bad way! So let's all pray the knees are cooperative!
I'll let you know tomorrow how it goes...