Well it appears as though I’ve lost the battle but not the war. My body starting giving me fits (my lower back and my knees) at the end of week four. I’m switching over to walking only until I can shed some weight and get into running shape. Week four was by far the toughest. I plan to continue the program but I need to heal up a bit first. For those of you in the program keep at it! It gets easier. And to those who run 5K races and longer, my hats off to you. I have a new appreciation for those that run.
Well I officially hit the wall. I’m on day two of week 4 and there’s more running now than there is walking. I was expecting this but the mountain is getting steeper each week. It didn’t help that as I walked out the door this morning it was really humid. It felt like running through a rainforest which slows you down and makes it harder to breathe. Anyways, I ended up walking more on my running stretches more than running (at least towards the end). I didn’t stop though. I always keep moving whether it’s walking or running. When I got close to finishing this morning my right knee started to hurt which is new. My left knee has been hurting at the end of every run but I ended up wearing a brace on it today for the first time which helped. Anyways, I’ll probably redo week 4 next week as I’ve really slowed my pace. Since the beginning of this plan my goal was to get in shape. It wasn’t about speed or distance. I’m still shooting for the goal of running a 5k in the fall but it is definitely an uphill climb.