I am back, and Blogger lost another one of my posts! That's twice in as many months...I do remember the "good old days" of Blogger (where a common comment was "Blogger sucks monkey balls" for losing posts).
The much shorter version: I spent a week not running. It did not bother me as much as I thought it would.
One, because my back really hurt. All I wanted to do was get my back healed up. I am smart enough to realize that rest can really be your best option. (I'm sure Anton Krupicka doesn't read my blog...)
Two, I was ready for a little down time. I had been rather ON ON for quite a while...maybe about one year, of steady training. I think I was ready, mentally, for a break, more than physically.
Five mile run went awesome today. I am prepared to be a little sore tomorrow, after the week off. I will take this next four or five days pretty easy too, and then see what the wonderful month of Ottobre (I mean October) brings!