I'm trying to remain patient with my return to running and not compare or judge myself for how slow I'm going or how short a distance I'm covering. But, it sure would be an advantage to be faster so that in the time I have, I could cover more miles!
Tonight, it was 8 pm before I had the chance to get out for a run, and while that's not terrible, darkness falls at about 8:30 here in the summer, and I don't love being out after dark (and yet am not bother by pre-dawn darkness -- weird, right?); plus, a storm was/is rolling in and it was beginning to lightning off in the distance. With 30 minutes, I really can only go a little more than 2 miles.
So, that's what I got done: 2 miles + a smidgen (which is a highly technical term for measuring distance) and that took me almost 25 minutes.
It's hard to get past my sense that 3 miles should be a minimum distance, but I also know that some running is better than no running. Right now, I just need to be happy with what I can get done!