I hit the road by myself this morning! I had a much better run! My legs were not as tired and my back was still pain free! I did start to feel tight in my shoulders about half way through the run but that could be due to the fact that I have been doing side planks in physical therapy. I wanted to just take it easy this morning...I ran 4.25 miles in 48:34 at an average pace of 11:25. I really feel like I have lost some of my endurance since taking a week off. I am hoping I build it back up quick! All my running friends have a long run planned for us on Sunday morning...they are doing 13-14 miles. I am going to aim for 8-10. I am nervous though...hope I can do it!