"There is no one giant step that does it. It's a lot of little steps."
Peter A. Cohen
Just wanted to let you know that your happy vibes did the job and the next step has been taken. My 15K was a relative success. Yay! Relative as in I did it all, but the last 1.5K there was some knee pain. Not unbearable, but it was a good thing that I was almost done. I seem to be able to push just a bit more every week...we'll hope the trend is maintained. It's already been a little over 6 weeks that I first felt pain in my knee and it's been a rollercoaster of emotions.
I'm pretty sure you get it. Everytime I thought I was better, I'd have a mini-celebration in my mind. Of course, this made the return of the pain much more disappointing. So now, although I feel less pain and I can run longer, I am happy, but I am not jumping for joy and I remain cautious. Hopefully, it'll just keep getting better. I'm taking this one day at a time. Next week, I'm planning a 10K, a 12K and an 18K long run...and I'm feeling confident.
In two weeks is the Montreal Half-Marathon for which I am registered. The plan is to run it as a training run. Not aiming for a PR, just a PA (personal accomplishment) :)