This year has been tough for running on me with injury and lacking the times I am hoping it honestly helps to know where I started and everything I achieved to this point. The past few weeks have been the toughest, nice weather finally but poor runs and making myself back off. I'm happy to be running pain free again with the help of frequent appointments for ART, cold laser and regular K-Tape but I am still just running easy (too easy for what I like!). I'm trying to regain the love of the sport before I begin the intense training again. I have even run "naked" a lot lately: no iPod, no Garmin: just me and the outdoors (well and sometimes a dog and kid!). Is there anything more wonderful then the rhythm of your feet on the ground combined with the sounds of nature? What better way to enjoy the run and clear your head, and believe me with all the studying and job decisions I have plenty swimming around in my brain lately! Does running help you make important decisions?