About a month ago, I developed tendonitis in my hip—which a) I didn't even know was possible; and b) makes me feel really really old—caused by lots and lots of running. So, I took about a month off (and a shitload of Advil®) to see if it would get better on its own. Finally, I couldn't take it any longer and decided to try and run again yesterday. I only ran three miles and it was on the treadmill and I didn't go any faster than 8 min miles, but still! I ran! I was half expecting to wake up this morning and not be able to walk, but mostly it's ok. It feels a little tight and there's a tiny amount of pain, but nothing near like what it was before.
Then, today, I proceeded to eat a block of cheese the size of a pygmy goat, you know, to negate any forward progress I'd made.
Anyway, I'm going to try again tomorrow and see what happens. Wish me luck.