Dont beat yourself up about it -the more you fret and worry the more its going to play on your mind. Just take it easy and slow and so what if you have to walk the majority of it? Do what feels right for you. Best of luck.
Just entered my 1st half marathon (Great North Run) -excited but nervous as I do suffer from sore knees which really ache when i get to about 10K.
However, I am getting cold after cold -every 2/3 weeks i am coming down with a major cold and flu symptoms. Not just runny nose -its on my chest and I struggle to breathe -hot and dizzy -feels like flu.
Ive recently lost 5 stone in weight and have neve "felt so good" -which is really ironic as ive never felt so ill. I eat really well and healthy -take lots of added vitamins -wrap up for the weather when im out running (early mornings mostly) and i do think i look after myself. Because of my sore knees im not running far -only about 5K 3 times a week and a 10K weekends for now -and im resting in between.I really want to build my mileage up but every time im ill its knocking me back.
Best of luck ladies. Best thing I ever did. I started running in March this year -couldnt even run to the end of the street when I started. Bright red and sweaty mess.
I have since lost 4 stone and feel great. Im now running up to 10 miles without stops and am addicted!
My knees have played up though so I need to "listen" to by body when it starts to ache. I made the mistake of carrying on my run when my knees hurt and I paid the price as i ended up in A&E! I also use a muscle rub after my run which i find really soothes and helps me (a nice natural one like Natural Hero ginger)
Get yourself a good bra as well! --just as important as the good shoes!
Let us know how you get on -really want to hear your progress!!!
I love hearing people's stories as they really help to motivate me -this website is brilliant!
I started running in March -prior to that i had lost 2 stone with dieting alone -since then I am on my way to losing my 4th stone. No longer "dieting" -just watching what I eat and running as much as I can. I couldnt run to the end of the street when i started -big sweaty mess. Im now doing 10Ks without stopping about 3 times a week and 5ks in between. I also use a crosstrainer at the gym.
I have to be careful as I have had 4 lots of spinal surgery -hence the weight gain over the years -but I know my body and I know when it is telling me I am doing too much. Im currently off work with stress -been off 2 months -but thanks to running i am returning next week -and I feel great. Running has helped me so much. It is "my time" -I go out early -dark mornings but I love it. Seeing the weight come off and buying smaller clothes is such a buzz.
Im 42 -started off at 16 stone 2lbs (im 5 11") -i am now almost 12 and a half stone. I still eat when i want -but in moderation.
Only regret is not doing this years ago. I really feel i wasted my 30s being overweight and being a couch potato. Much happier with life these days.