Yesterday I only ran/walked a mile because I suspected shin splints in my left leg. Still not sure if that is definitely the culprit of my pain, but it is beyond the normal soreness I would expect, so I decided to cool it.
I have become more aware of my body in general, especially during exercise. I could feel that muscle moving while I ran, and it was not pleasant. I walked more of it than I really wanted to, and still beat my mile pace. I don't know if I want to count this mile pace, though, because it does seem like the shorter the distance the faster my pace, and this is the shortest distance I have EVER run.
Still, though, even though my leg hurt mildly throughout the day, I was looking forward to going, and did it anyway, but in a "smart" way. If it still hurts on Monday, though, I'm going to do something other than running. Possibly yoga. I've been thinking about paying a personal trainer just for the next six weeks to help me get in shape for the 5K in July, and going to the gym and arranging that could also be a possibility.
PS: My abs are STILL sore from Thursday. I guess that's a good sign, but wow, I didn't even think I did that much!