Head to the trails.
The original plan was to visit Spokane's Riverside State Park and put in 22-25 miles on their extensive non-pavement trail system. But with the bum knee I knew this wouldn't be a smart thing to attempt. However, I decided that I would still go to Riverside State Park but would plan on mostly hiking with a little running here and there. There is no pain or discomfort in the knee when I'm walking/hiking. Time on my feet - that's what I was shooting for today.
Temps in the 50's and rain. Perfect. Sadie and I hiked (with bursts of running plopped in) for about 10 miles. The knee felt completely fine hiking and mostly fine running, though at about 7 miles the pain was present on a couple short runs (1-2 minutes) so I just hiked the rest of the way.
I'm satisfied with these 10 miles. I don't feel I aggravated the knee anymore. Yes, it does need some rest and I'm going to give it some rest, I just needed to delay that rest another day or else I would have gone crazy spending a Sunday with no trails. :) The latest plan is to take at least Mon-Wed completely off, but probably Mon-Fri. Give it some good rest then see how it feels next weekend.
Enjoy some photos from rainy Riverside State Park. This was my first time to explore their trails and I liked them enough that I'll definitely go back. They have a 25 mile trail that goes around the park - something I'll have to explore even further.