Thanks for the info. I actually used the Wii the next time and I think I overdid it a bit. Jogging in place, and using the interval timer to pick up the pace. Unfortunately after doing that my knee was pretty painful for the next couple of days. So.. I'm starting again... and trying not to cheat. I was really proud of myself for jogging the whole 30mins, and I know it's possible.
I have had my knee looked at, and the doctors told me that because of my shape (top heavy I guess) it has forced me to have jumpers knee.
I am just really looking forward to having my old clothes fit again... and of course the energy to keep up with my little fella.
Day one for my training was almost put off because of the rain. I have a little one, about a year old and my plan was to go to the local highschool with the stroller and do my run/walk intervals on the track.. but it was raining. I wouldn't mind running in the rain, but I have to watch out for my little guy. I did do it, but I cheeted a bit.
I have a gazelle edge, which is what I like to call a poor wo/man's treadmill. The exerzise is low impact on my knees. It consists of swinging your legs back and fourth. I can't say I know the full impact of doing the run/walk routine just yet. Especially because it's my first day too..
I usually take walks with the little guy about three times a week, because when I walk or run, I like to know that I am going some place. But it worked yesterday, and even though I feel like I'm a hamster running in a wheel it was worth it.
I guess in the future I could still use the gazelle in case of rainy days or bad weather, but I kinda feel like I am cheeting myself becuase it's probably easier. I guess I would be cheating myself more by not doing it at all.
By the way.. if you have a smartphone,.. you might be able to find an interval timer for the 5k plan. I used it and it was great.
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