Well, finally I mustered some energy to change into my workout clothes and headed downstairs about 12:30. I'm proud to say I completed 5 miles on that damn Mill. I changed things up by plugging my iPod into the stereo so I could go without headphones. The difference in being completely untethered during the run was awesome. I still used Nike+, I just set my iPhone on the console and let it keep track of my distance. It really was a small change, but it ewas enough of one to take away the hum-drums I've been feeling about the Mill.
Unfortunately, I am still having issues with my knee. This morning when I got up I could barely walk down the stairs. I cannot even express how discouraging that is. I'm wondering if I should take some time off from running, but I really don't want to. I'm actually really scared to. Scared I'll lose momentum and motivation, and endurance. It seems like you lose stamina so quickly. I don't know what to do yet. For sure I'll be postponing my weekend run until at least tomorrow and then we'll see.
Anyway, today we're decorating our house for Christmas. I absolutely love Christmas, it's my favorite time of year. I love the festivities, the decorations, and the giving spirit in the air. It definitely makes dealing with this a little easier!