This is the 4th day in a row with no run. My right achilles is feeling a lot better. So is the nervy piriformis pain in my right leg, and the pain in my right ankle, which I've determined are tendons that have been straining as my achilles gets tighter and tighter. My whole right side in fact, has been in pain for a while now. I guess I've been in denial. Nothing was so bad that I couldn't run, and I'm positive there is no serious or permanent damage. But I'm taking a couple of more days off - a full week total. This is unprecedented for me on this blog. Duh! I should be taking a good break like this once, or twice a year. Anyway, I feel really great about this decision.
Ogden Marathon is a large question mark at this point. I'll probably hold off on the decision until the day before. No big deal if I don't run it; just a real expensive long sleeve tech shirt. In any event, I'm really looking forward to the next run to see if the rest has helped at all. I'm also looking forward to many miles in decent weather (if it ever comes) this Summer and Fall. I'm not a racer, I'm a runner. I love to run, and to reap all the benefits of being a fit runner, and being able to carry my body over long distances over all sorts of terrain under my own power. Time to get more in touch with the spiritual side of running again.