I went for a run yesterday. It was the first time in a couple months that I was able to run without coughing like an 80 year old smoker. I didn't run far and I didn't run fast. I ran 2 miles, more or less in a around than 20 minutes. I ended up turning my Garmin off because I kept getting frustrated with my pace.
As I was nearing my house, I got a little teary. I think it was the weather. It was gray, windy and wet. It reminded me of when we first moved into our new house. I was running a lot more then. I thought about my first run here. It was 8 miles and it felt great. That was in February. Eight months later and I was struggling with 2 miles. I was sad.
Then I started thinking, that 8 mile run was February 19th. I didn't start running (again) until the January. So I went from nothing to 8 in less than 2 months. This made me feel better. I'm not where I want to be but at least I'm no longer sick or injured.