Hello again everyone. Sorry I've not been here for a while, but it's good to see some new faces! Well done everyone for getting out there.
I'm pretty fed up. My back is causing me a lot of pain at the moment, and the doctor has told me to stop running because the high impact isn't good for it. I've had lower back (disc) problems for the past three years.
So I've decided to go right back to basics, and just walk. Very frustrating, but it's much lower impact and much gentler on my aches and pains! I'm aiming to "power walk" for half an hour three times a week, and see how it goes.
Hubby and I went out at 6.00 this morning for our run/walk. Almost straight away my back, thighs, knees and calves started hurting! By the time I got back I was in quite bad pain, and luckily I've got a day off work today because my legs feel so heavy and sore.
This is a bit of a shock, especially as I've been finding it so easy up til now.
Oh come on, Nam! Don't talk yourself into giving up.
When it feels as though you're only making small, slow progress and you feel really impatient, that's when you need to remember the frustration of the injury.
From my own (very limited) experience, I'm quite enjoying holding back and doing a lot less than I feel I can. I picture myself building strength every time I go for a gentle run, and know that I'm doing it slowly and surely, and that can only be a good thing.
Very well done with the weight loss. That's a great achievement.
Personally, I'm finding it quite easy to reign myself in because I'm so absolutely petrified of damaging my back again. I had such a horrible time while it was bad and I don't want to go through it again!
Are you going to follow a structured programme? That's probably a good way of making sure you don't do too much too soon!