I ran for 20 years then gave up due to time constraints as in work, caring for elderly parents and grandchildren. 2 years ago I was diagnosed with severe arthritis in one knee and mild in another. One doctor blamed it on my weight and 20 years of running. Another said it would have happened anyway. With her blessing she encouraged me to get out walking. I now walk anything from 3 miles to last weeks 18 miles. The doctor knows I do high mileage.
I asked about starting to run again and she told me to go ahead. If I am not in pain and can cope ok she sees no reason not to as arthritis is degenerative and will get worse ni matter what I do but any exercise will keep it at bay longer than sitting doing nothing.
I am now incorporating small jogs into my walks with the aim to do more jogging after a 25 mile walking event I am doing in 2 weeks.
Oh and I was told to lose weight as very overweight now. So 2st 5lbs lighter my aim is to be running 10ks next year at the ripe old age of 61.
Hope you manage to run again sofa athlete. We can do this.
We have been lucky this week. It has been dry and the sun shone through.
Work is tough just now so I am happy to get out walking when I get home.
Plodding will re start in 3 weeks after Kielder but I am doing little plods in my walking ???
Where are the boys?
Hope everyone is ok.
Morning. Thank you limper. 16 miles walked yesterday. It was dry but oh boy it was windy. Going over Forth Bridge was a struggle as into the wind. At least it was at our back on way back over. I left the route up to friend. Big mistake....lol. The last couple of miles were really steep hills.
Plodding is still proving hard. I have the distance in walking but the minute I try a plod I struggle. Breathing is all wrong and legs only plod a short distance before back to walking. I think I am still too heavy to plod.
I am now down 2st 6lbs. This takes me to 4lbs less than when I started this thread. Since then I have lost the weight twice, gained it plus lots more. Determined to get it off and keep it off. Getting too old for yo yo dieting. 5st to lose yet.
Hope your garden party goes well today Limper. It's windy here but not as bad as yesterday. I hope the rain stays off for you.