Okay, so no one has responded here, but I did cave and go for a run yesterday and I must confess that it was glorious. But I also took it past glorious and into “my body might wanna stop but I’m not going to until the GPS hits a pre-conceived number.” All in all, though, afterwards I felt really good for having done it….until later that night, when I got a headache and just felt really sluggish overall. This was a weird experience for me as I used to be a machine, before I started with this rest business. Though I’ve not really been resting; just doing a bit less.
Oh, and even though it’s been just under a month off of running, my lungs were burning and I felt horribly out of shape-already! Is this normal? How am I totally unfit so quickly when before I quit running a month ago I could pack away double digit mileage most days?