The instruction: Walk a few minutes, run a minute. Increase the running to walking ratio a little bit every day until you are running the entire route. Yesterday I ran 4 miles – straight, without stopping.
Last week I ran 3 miles three times without stopping and felt pretty good afterward. Not so this week. I don’t know why, but I felt immediately fatigued and tired when I started the run. Every step was an effort. I felt like I’d gained 25 pounds overnight (Is that possible?…). My head wasn’t into it and my body was surely not into it. But I kept going. I’d mapped out a route and I was GOING TO finish this run. So, I guess High Five! I did what I said I was gonna do. It was slow and labored but I finished and that makes it a good run.
It was a good run because I did it but my knees – both of them – hurt now. I think my ‘good’ knee is just reacting to the extra activity. My surgery knee pops every time I stand up and when I start walking. Pop, pop, pop. It hurts every time it pops. Ugh. Walking up and down the stairs hurts. The ‘bad’ knee hurt while I was walking the dog and we only walked about a mile and a half.
What is going on? Did I really run too much too quickly? Is it the leg exercises? I was bad over the weekend and didn’t do them. Could that have made such a huge difference? I don’t really think so but I’m making sure I do them this week! I had every intention of following that rule. 😉
No junk food challenge udate: So far so good. Today is just day 4. I had sugar free jello last night. Is that junk food? I don’t really think so but I felt like I was cheating while I was eating it. I NEED to include cereal on the Junk Food list. I have had WAY too much lately. The box is just about empty and I don’t plan to replace it so that should be the end of that!
Well, I feel kind of crappy today. What’s the plan for the run tomorrow?? I am running 4 miles.