Well, my last run was on Boxing Day. I did a very good 10.5k the got savagely struck down with man flu (below the neck) just got rid of that and got an attack of Gout in my left foot which took me out for another 3 weeks!. I tried to put my running shoes on a couple of times but just too painfull.
Woke up yesterday, no pain and the snow had all gone so I thought I would go for it. I was a bit worried that, after such a long time, my fitness would have gone, and I would have to start again. Someone on here said that it shouldn't but several friends said that it would. I shouldn't have listened to my friends because I did 5k fairly comfortably if a bit slowly. I ache a bit this morning but the feeling of doing it far outweighs the achy legs. I probably could have carried on but thought that I would take it slowly for the first few runs.
I guess that if you do have to have a small break, it's not the end of the world - even though it feels like it. I have felt a void since Boxing Day and envious every time I see someone on a run.