Hi, I picked up a knee injury (torn cartlige in 2 places in left knee).
As a result my running has been put on hold since early in the year.
I've tried a couple of times but each time it flares up again so i've just rested it for ages.
For the last few months at least I have been weighing myself pretty much daily (in the morning before breakfast) However, around 2-3 weeks ago and a few months since my last run, I started to notice my weight was decreasing. I have been 12st 12lbs to 12st 13lbs for ages and that has been steady as a rock even when running (unless I really picked it up and ate less, which I don't usually!)
In a nutshell, without dieting or training I am now down to around 12st 8lbs from 12st 13lbs within a 2-3 week preiod.
Is it a known phenomenon that this can happen i.e. muscle loss or could it be down to other factorsa such as stress (of which I have had LOADS in the last few weeks what with moving jobs etc) or it could be something more "sinister"!!!
I do have a slightly (but still decent) appetite and am full a little more esily than usual but again....stress?....age (51)
I have of course a GP appointment and am having some bloods done.
Just wondered if this had happened to anyone else i.e. unintentional weight loss even when not running and not typical for you (I usually really have to work hard to lose weight)
I suppose I'd better give a general idea of my running level?
I am in my 40's (just!) and have been running (on & off) for over 10 years.
I have done the FLM 2003 but in a crap time as I hit "The wall" at Canary wharf.
I ran the Robin Hood half the year beofre that in around 1h 49m.
My 10k PB is 47m.
I must state that getting older and lacking focus in my running has taken it's toll and I doubt I could run anywhere near 47m in a 10k now or even do the distance of a half and certainly not a full marathon!
I now run around the back lanes from Castle donington, Hemington, Lockington, across the top airport fence and down the old lanes to Locko etc. My typical route is up from Hastings St, across the fields to the airport fence, along that to the top and carry on past to the old burnted out aircraft (used for fire drills I think), cut through to the old dirt track down the hill to the old lane that leads ultimatley to lockington and straight down to the left turn that takes you to Hemington. Up a hill, along that lane into the back end of Hemington by the old ruined church, up Hemo hill, turn left halfway up, along the lanes back up to the top of the airport fence and back along that and down to Donno via Hastings St. Thats's 4.53 miles according to my Garmin 210.
I hate hills but they started it!
I run at an average of 9.15 min miles lately as I am out of form and desperately need to focus more and train with someone to motivate me and push me (not too much as to de-motivate me but enough to make a difference).
You know what it's like when you run on your own, you lack motivation and get stuck in a rut and get to comfy in your comfort zone? Well that's me right now and I need to change it.