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?