I needed a rest anyway, so I didn't run that morning.
Friday, after another night's rest, it felt twice as bad. Seriously, I couldn't relax my back at all, because of the pain that would hit if I did. I tried to stretch, but that hurt too. So, I didn't run Friday either.
Through the day, my back loosened up, and I realized that I just needed to let it do that first before running. So, this morning, after being up and dorking around for a few hours, I started into another five mile run.
My back was a little sore when I finished, but not as much as I expected. Maybe the run might help. I don't know. All I know is that I can't take any extra days off anymore, or I won't make it.
As of now, I'm at:
I still believe that I'll make it. We'll have to see though.