I want to thank everyone for their wonderful comments in regards to my knee. I appreciate all your ideas as to what I should do next. I am trying to stay positive about this and not let my non-existense running get the best of me. It is very hard with this time of year being my favorite time to run. It's just so much easier then biking and swimming... you can just go out there... and run.
I am still trying to decide when I should see a PT/Orthopeodic/Chiropractor. I just don't know if I should schedule something now - OR - continue to take an extended absence from running, ease back into it, and then see if the knee issue is still present.
In the meantime, I am keeping myself busy with swimming and biking, and adding in some other stuff as well. In fact, this afternoon I took a BodyPump class at the gym. It was a great workout that combined cardio and strength. Imagine a 60 minute Jillian's shred workout. Ummm, yeah. I left there feeling like Gumby. We did do a lot of lunges and it didn't seem to bother my knees. I think as long as you really focus on sticking your butt out and putting all of your weight on your heels, you are in good shape! I am sure I will be sore tomorrow!