Run no more... and a GAIN! Yikes!
5/30/2012 2:43 PM
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I'm done running. Not that I was "really" running, more of a slow jog. My walking is actually nearly as fast as my running.
Several weeks ago, I started the c25k training program. I was amazed that I could run at all. I completed week 1 relatively easily. I completed week 2 as well, but noticed that after I'd been running I was having a little "tweak" in my lower lumbar area, a little tingly feeling. I figured I needed to wait until I'd lost more weight to try running again. It was obviously too much impact for me at this weight.
I didn't run for a week or so and then one day I wanted to run. I ran, and ran, and ran... a whole mile and a half. What the heck! So, I bought some running shoes. They felt fantastic on my feet. I ran in them. My right achilles ached after I ran in them. Hmmm...
I rested from running for a few days and tried it again. More achilles pain. I changed back to my walking shoes. It was better but I was still having some issues with the achilles. Last Saturday I fully intended to WALK at that 5k event.
When all those people, young, old, men, women, children, started running, I wanted to run too. So, I ran some, walked some, ran some, and walked some more. I finished the race and was happy that I actually ran across the finish line.
On the drive home, I felt a burning pain at the area of my right achilles tendon. When I got home I checked it out and I have a fairly prominent bone spur there. It was irritated. I don't know how long I've had it or if my increased activity has aggravated it over time and I just didn't realize it. (I have a very high pain threshhold.) My back was also tweaking a bit.
None of this bothers me when I walk, swim, workout at the gym, or ride my bike. It only happens if I run. Running has not been a focus for me. I'm happy to know that if a fire breaks out I can run to safety or if something else tragic occurs I can run out of the way --- like those texting fools that drive on the sidewalks because they aren't watching the road!
I was up 1.6 pounds at my weigh in today. I stayed well within my PointsPlus limits for the week. The only thing I can attribute the gain to is my response to overworking my body the past weekend. I don't think that the one hot dog that I ate on Sunday really plays into things. It was my choice at the bbq with my family, counted and accounted for, and well within the plan.
I'm not even particulary concerned about the gain. So many people experience an unexpected gain and I'm sure that I was well overdue one.
Onward and downward... I'll be walking to goal and beyond!
Photo is my DH stopping to smell magnolia blossoms while we walked the doggie boys the other day.
My weight loss