I did the most amazing run today. I finally got up into the Chuckanuts and did a 14 miler out to Lost Lake and back. Despite all the amazing trails around here, I end up doing the same 3 runs over and over and over, since most of the team doesn't head up into the mountain areas during the week.
It was beautiful! The trail climbed 800-900 feet and then followed a canyon wall for several miles before the lake. I actually stopped about .1 miles from the lake... I got 57 minutes out and started to wonder if the trail actually dipped down to the lake shore or just kept going, so I turned around. 1:50:59 total time.
I was also interested in how the hills would feel on my knee. Everything felt really good, up and down. So I hope this is a good sign. I think I'll head back there Thursday and actually go look at the lake.