By B here, I mean back... I took a 2-week hiatus from running (primarily from being too tired to run in the morning before work, but being just a-ok to do the elliptical and catch up on the news in the morning). Last week I started having crazy back spasms and pain down through my knee - ouch! I went to a PT and she kept pushing me for "what did I do? No really, what did I do?" I had no idea. Piecing back time, I realized it was what I didn't do - run. Well, that and the elliptical. I think that I over-elliptical'd with bad form in the mornings and just stopped rotating my hips / natural motion thus tweaking everything just a little bit out of whack. Not fun.
So now I'm back to trying to figure out how to fit it all in. Lucky for me, we're going camping tomorrow so I can re-convene with nature and hit some trails for runs while I'm at it. I do believe that while running isn't always the greatest for the body, natural motion is good.