I have had an infection in my body since last week. Antibiotics are finally winning. I had not felt at all like running this week, and should not have been. Yesterday the desire came back and I also felt that today was a safe day to start.
I had planned a 3 mile run for this morning. When I got up and on the road I decided I could do 5 without damage. I ran it in pretty good time, though not fast. I intentionally did not want to run fast.
It felt really good to be back on the road. It has destroyed my 80+ mile goal this month. I will try to make up as much as I can without putting my half marathon in jeopardy, but I am more than 10 miles behind. So there is not much chance of making it all up safely.