Monday, September 13, 2010

Small Steps

I just got back from a 2 mile run.  On one hand, I'm extremely excited to be getting back out there.  On the other, I'm so frustrated that after all my hard work this summer, I feel like I'm starting over...only 2 miles?!

I haven't been able to run in over 2 weeks and this is the first real run I've had.  It went well; not too much pain during the run, but now I'm sitting at home with ice on my hip and leg.  I'm doing this mostly as a preemptive measure against further injury, but at the same time I feel like it's a bad sign that I'm feeling the need to ice after only 2 miles.

Has anyone been in this situation?  Did you find it as frustrating as I do?

Despite the little bits of frustration and negativity that keep creeping in, I try to tell myself to stay positive.  Small steps can lead to something so big.  Besides, it could be so much worse, right?


  1. Thanks for becoming a follower of my blog! I am now a follower of yours as well. :)

    I have definitely been in your situation. It is hard to hold back when you want to run farther...You are doing the right thing though. Two miles is better than nothing. It gets you out there, and is a much better feeling than staying at home.

    You will get back to where you were...and quickly. Stay positive!

  2. Yeah...I'm there again now. I though the knee was all better and then I race and overdo it and it's back to square one. Very frustrating...but, indeed, there is much worse :) Hopefully, the pain stays away and you can run more and more.