The orthopedic surgeon here wanted me to stop running longer than 6 miles at a time until I could begin physical therapy, too. I'm not sure when I'll start that; when would I go? In the meantime, I'm able to run that amount without knee pain and I'll keep it up.
I'm so, so glad I trained for the Half Marathon, though. I've only lost ten pounds, but I went down two sizes and I feel so much stronger and muscular. I will definitely keep it up. It feels great when people I haven't seen a while ask me what I've been doing because I look different!
I'll miss you, Rachael!!! We'll have to do it some other time!!!
Hmm... Now I just need to figure out how to get to the USA before mid-November so I can bring back Katya's Ritalin (or I need to find someone who would be willing to bring it here for me--I need to see if the Russian policy regarding carrying that drug no longer considers it illegal unless you're the patient or guardian...).