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Saying good-bye to running for a bit


Monday, June 24, 2013

I still can't find my rhythm, and I'm hurting every time I try. I keep having terrible shin splints every time I try to run, even sometimes when I'm just walking. I don't understand why - its the same track I was running on last fall, and the same sneakers (they were brand new then). The only thing I can think of is this stupid SI brace is throwing my stride off just enough to hurt like heck.

So instead of just belonging to the running track at the gym, I've signed up for the rest too. Its more expensive but not enough that it will stop me. Last week I did the eliptical 1x and had no pain. Once I'm back on track exercising, I'll try the treadmill and see if that surface works better for running.

Today I'm having pain in my hip/SI joint. I'm fighting with myself to go work out. Its hard to find that motivation when I'm hurting, even though I'm pretty sure the eliptical will not make me hurt more. My MD today me, I need to work out, I need to build up my strength or I'm always going to hurt. So I went for a walk . . . sometimes moving my SI joint helps make it less sore. Its feeling a little better now.

I took a look today at the National Weight Loss Registry. It left me with mixed feelings. 1 I'm proud of all the people who are on it and lost weight. But 2 its frustrating to see the people who say they still work out for hours every day and count calories. I want to learn to exercise for fun, not just for health. And I'm really hoping I don't have to track my food forever. I did well with it for about 6 months, stopped (gained weight) and am having a difficult time doing it consistently again.

Today is weigh-in for the Summer Weight Challenge at work. For 8 weeks, if you keep weight off/lose weight, you win a prize. I did it for the holiday's last year and the motivation/accountability helped me a lot.

Okay, long post. Going to look at some of the Spark motivational pages and then off to the gym.
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