(although I use that term rather loosely, since I walked three times more than I ran, but still....)
Oh, but it felt SO GOOD!! I was a little worried I'd have a hard time getting back into it. I've been walking consistently all winter, but I wasn't sure I'd be able to convince my body take up running agin.
It was a spur of the moment thing. I'd not actually planned on running and I was wearing my winter boots. They're light, have decent arch support and rubber soles (similar to these, but an older model), but still not exactly good running gear! I couldn't tell if the feeling in my knees and shins was because of inappropriate footwear or just the fact that it had been almost 5 months since I last ran ~ I decided to chalk it up to not being used to running!
But it was +5 (41F) and I couldn't help but give it a try. Heading south away from my house, I ran two intervals of 2 hydro pole-lengths (that's roughly 1/8-mile each time) and coming back I did FOUR in a row! Granted, I was working WITH the wind instead of against it then, and I'm sure that helped, but I was excited to have run a solid 1/4-mile all in one shot ~ and a half-mile in total.
Of course, if I'm all stiff tomorrow morning, I might not be quite as excited about it. Time will tell...