Help!! I am a relatively new runner (have been running for over two years now). I have finished a half marathon and several 5 & 10Ks. Since August I haven't been running regularly due to school & work activites. Now that I am trying to get back into a regular running routine (for the past week, I average three miles a run and run every other day), I have been experiencing very painful aches, mainly in my feet & legs. I have had a mild case of plantars, but now it is alot worse too. I am almost 40yrs old and am hobbling around the house like I am 80!!! My question is..is this normal??? ...should I just press through or should I back off :( ???