I've been getting really discouraged and angered easily by my frequent injuries, and I don't like how I feel when it happens. This past week, a few things occurred to me:
- Fact: I feel better after I run. I actually feel better when I run.
- For the first time in my life, I was looking at runners on the side of the street (even in the middle of the afternoon when it is 110 degrees) and I actually miss running. I think this officially makes me a runner (I've always joked that I "run," that I'm not a "runner." Just like I'm "graceful." ha! )
- The only way for my leg to completely stop hurting, is to stop. And let me just tell you that this is not going to happen.
- The only way to not injure myself again is to strengthen my leg muscles. This again means not stopping, and more time in the gym working on strengthening exercises.