wow, i was up bright and early to make the 22k run to and from the doctors office. it was a slow and steady run through what was mostly unshoveled sidewalks. my energy levels were strong all the way thru, even though i did not sleep well last night. good news from the doctor, as she suspects the knee issue is just a matter of a little internal bruising, and not a ligament problem. she encouraged me to carry on with my normal running routine, but to come back if it gets worse. everything else appears to be in good order so i am essentially deemed healthy! i got the regular flu shot today as well, so that takes care of that!