Cold weather running- I seem to wear less than others, probably because I am carrying some extra weight. I have some Under Armour cold gear tights and top, and I wear those under whatever else I can stand. A tshirt or a vest, some light pants. Gloves and a hat are a must for me!
Knee update- Last night I wore a stretchy knee support and my leg feels great! Still a little achy, but it hardly even registers.
So! What does that mean? :blush: Should I keep up stretching daily and strength training on my days off? If I am not in pain, can I start running again (maybe next week?)?? Should I wear the support during runs, too?
I am really excited about this, in case you can't tell. :)
tutu- I would say take it easy and do some barefoot walking, working up to running slowly. I think you'll like it. I started out really slow, but I was coming back from a 2 year shin-splint hell. So, I started out walking barefoot every day for about a mile, then after a few weeks I started the Couch to 5K plan and repeated a few weeks of that when I needed to. I haven't felt the need to go back to shoes, honestly.
I am glad I have my cushy old running shoes, though! They are nice to wear at work (and still practically new)!