From Northfield Rd., Custer Rd. to York Ln., to Overhill Rd., to Hampden Ln., to Wilson Ln., to Aberdeen Rd., to Aberdeen Pl./Garfield St., to Northfield Rd. I went for a test run and immediately knew that I still have some more healing to do. I managed to get warmed-up and felt better but had to keep from overextending my stride past the point where it would cause sharp pain. I ran over some of the hillier roads in the nearby neighborhood since I don't usually run along these. There were some slushy parts but mostly I ran on cold wet pavement. After being warmed-up, I took a few strides in some snow on some grass going slightly downhill--that was enough to know that I was risking further injury. After the run, I rushed out w/friends and family to see The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and I enjoyed it.
A combination of being busy, weather, and the back pain kept me from running. The back pain has been happening off and on over the last 2 weeks. I don't know if it is related to running in the snow, stress or even a virus (a few people at work told me of their back pain before I got mine).