Returning to Your Sport From a Break Is Daunting, But Doable

Please go easy, slow, and don’t kick your ass for letting it all go and having to start again. As athletes, we have all been sidelined from an injury and then taken it easy when getting back into our sport. But what if you weren't injured? What if you were on a break, and perhaps it lasted a few years?    As competitive athletes, we have a hard time taking it easy. The comparison of the glory days and what you are capable of plays into every workout. The frustration, the pain, the feeling of staring eyes as you gasp for breath, or are walking instead of running. All the while, you are screaming in your head,