As of Friday, my physical therapist cleared me for 'light' running, or no longer than one mile a day three days a week at no faster than five miles per hour! It has been entirely too long since I've been 'allowed' to run. Usually, I push through the pain, but with this being a chronic knee injury, I thought I would be a good patient and follow my therapist's counsel so I won't have to deal with this again and at a higher pain intensity down the road. Physical therapy has been working beautifully and as I ran on my treadmill, the euphoria of a good run was mine to achieve once again. It felt great to run again, even if it was just a mile. I felt like me again. I did forget how long one mile is on a treadmill though. Next time, I'm running outside as usual.