God Bless full contact football!
I am with Pierre you really seem like an all or nothing kind of person. You probably have improved dramatically from when you started but you are still pushing just as hard.
My 2 cents, running sucks no matter what. This coming from a semi reformed triathlete.
What we think, or what we know, or what we believe, is in the end, of little consequence. The only thing of consequence is what we do. -John Ruskin