I stopped running for three weeks, right after I set my best time on a 5k. I didn't run for little and big unplanned reasons. Now, yesterday I attempted to run 3.4miles (twice around a 1.7 miles pond) and I had to walk the second round. I am so sad! I worked so hard to achieve running a 5k distance and worked even harder to improve my time (which I know it is still slow, but I started at 44' and went down to 34'29'').
I signed up for a 5k run this Saturday, but I didn't know I was going to be in such a bad in shape. Oh, well. I will attempt to run both rounds of the pond today and rest tomorrow Friday and see what happens. I will try not to stop running for such a long time again.