Ok here is a huge piece of humble pie I am eating today. What was I thinking writing one my blog a few days ago, and I quote
"So everything you hear about taking time off from running will set you back to where you started is malarkey! This rule must only apply to people who are actually fast. Because I was amazed at running the first 3 miles of my 5 - and seriously could not feel myself running. I seem to be comparing everything to last year at this time and thinking I could not even run a minute straight. It actually got me excited to see what I could this year starting from where I am now."
.......................What was I thinking acting so cocky on my blog. Tonight our family went for a run together (photo with Jeff's cell phone) and I was so excited that Annie Kate (on bike) would feel like we were going fast enough for her. HA! I had shin splints. I felt slow and sluggish. Even after my 19 mile week last week I was hurting all over.