This morning I went out on my first run in 16 days. Despite the darkness, it felt so good to be out in the crisp fall air! My running buddy and I took it slow (11:46 pace overall) and stayed on the flats. We also included about 5 minutes of walking in the middle of the run.
My knee didn't hurt at all. But I was aware of my ITB the whole time, if that makes any sense. Right now, I can feel that the ITB is a bit tight, but there's no soreness. Yay! I'm sure more sessions with my beloved foam roller will continue to help.
I'll go back out again Thursday and Saturday for more short, easy runs. I'm feeling tentatively optimistic that I'll be back on a more regular running schedule sometime soon. I'm taking this opportunity to ramp up my strength training. My goal is to go into 2007 as a stronger, more confident runner.