I'll start with the good news. I'm really happy with my Turkey Trot 5k performance on Thanksgiving--21:18 (6:52 pace). The best part is I realized through training for this event I have a lot more untapped potential than I realized. My next goal will be to get under 21:00, ultimately heading toward a sub 20:00.
The bummer is I've run one time since Thanksgiving. The reasons are many: less daylight, the baby, increased workload, and early signs of an ITB issue. It's also getting colder, but I'm looking forward to giving the outdoors a go this winter after spending last winter in the sweatbox (gym) on the treadmill (ugh). Plus my gym is so overcrowded with people and equipment that it's a real challenge to find somewhere to stretch. The IT band is something I've dealt with before. What always works for me is (1) cutting back mileage/intensity (2) developing the muscle on the side of my butt with leg lifts while laying on my side.