Knee crapped out on me this weekend. Spent all of Sunday with my icepack and Advil..pooh.
Go Fluffy and go Mom-of-Fluffy...Isn't it amazing how people pull together when someone needs help.
"You are at your best when things are at their worst" (Quote from Starman, observation of the human race)
Earlier you wrote: "R knee, my "good " knee is just giving me fits. Hurts all over. Down my shin and calf and up my thigh and tightens up when I sit too long, like more than a few minutes. I hate to see an MD but am tempted. The pain isn;t severe just nagging soreness." Have you considered that the problem may be elsewhere, such as in your hip, and that is putting extra stress on your knee? Something like piriformis syndrome can cause achiness all up and down the leg.
Actually could be anything and I am open to any ideas but the pain started around my knee then spread to calf then thigh which is intermittant. The problem with seeing an MD is I kow they will want diagnostics, probably an Xray and an MRI. My copay for an MRI is $500 which is lot for me and then there is whatever the treatment is and, God Forbid, time off work for recovery. I will probabaly have to go the medical route soon. Maybe after taxes are paid.
I am a recent member of e 200+ running club. I have enjoyed reading the posts and realizing there are so many others out there just like me! I am running my first 5k (well, the first one in about 25 yeas) on Feb 2 in SF. I am plenty o' nervous, but determined to finish the race in something less than an embarassing time. Thanks for all encouragement in your posts. Wish me luck! I am off to the gym to get in today's workout.
2.2.2014 - Kaiser Permanente 5k
3.15.2014 - The Color Run 5k
7.27.2014 - Wharf to Wharf Race 10k - Santa Cruz, CA
Welcome to the club!
Remember, we're not as young as we used to be so "embarrassing" is a very relative term. IMHO, finishing, even if dead last, is far less embarrassing than not running in the first place.
Good luck and keep us posted on your progress!
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Hey there! You all are so inspiring! While not a 200+, I am a 100+. I'm 65 pouinds down from my top weight of 225, and have 40 more to go, so I just wanted to pop in and cheer you on! An important part of my progress has been walking 5 - 8 miles a day on average. Yesterday I only did 2, but Monday I did 11.3. Next month I'm going to bump it up a notch and start doing intervals of 3|4.
In terms ofmy food, I'm not kidding - I have failed every diet out there, and always ended up heavier than when I'd started. But I finally found something that works for me! WOW - I am so profoundly grateful. It's a real miracle. Today, I'm wearing a top I haven't worn in a loooong time!! So glad I didn't get rid of it a few years ago. It's adorable. It's Overeaters Anonymous
- Caitlyn J
After several months of sleeping in, I'm starting up again with a couple weeks of walking before I restart C25k. I have recently discovered I supinate like crazy, which everyone says means use a neutral shoe, which I've done for years. I've noticed they don't seem to hold up very well under the strain of a 200+ pound runner. I did try barefoot (Merrells) a couple years back and even after 2 months of ramping it up, I couldn't do a mile without pain so I went back to my Pegasus shoes. Those just aren't cutting it at my current size though.
Any supinators out there have shoe recommendations?
Nike+ - BBL17
Tracking my progress - http://bigbonedlawyer.blogspot.com/
2010 Cobb Make A Wish http://cobbcounty.org/makeawish5k/ - 30:03 111/252 no walking
2010 Run for Justice http://www.rungeorgia.com/runforjustice.html - 28:10 no walking 105/343
2010 Sleighbells on the Square http://www.cobbcountybar.org/pdfs/Sleighbells%202010%20flyer.pdf - 27:26 no walking 120/5xx
2011 Big Peach 5k http://www.bigpeachrunningco.com/ 33:00 after 4 months no running. Walked about .5 miles total.
2011 Peachtree Roadrace - http://www.peachtreeroadrace.org/ 1:11:00 on 3 weeks of training. Finished in the top half overall.
I've only recently gotten down below the 200+ pound mark full time, and I also need neutral shoes. My last two pairs are Asics Gel Scouts; they seem to be good to go for at least 700 miles before I need a new pair.
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LOL....remember when shoes were just shoes. I guess we are luckier now.
Shipo: are the Gel scouts trail shoes or road shoes? I know you do mostly trails so am just curious.
I am still laid up...I see a YMCA membership in my near future...gotta find a pool
Gel Scouts are marketed as a trail shoe, however, I've found they're nice and comfy on roads as well.
Will the pool be used for swimming or water jogging?
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Hey folks, just an update... issues with signing in for some reason. Finally hit my initial goal of 260 lbs last Saturday. That's 100lbs lost since Jan 2010.. now to keep it off. I was also having some upper thigh/hip pain and I layed off the running for a month and put some superfeet insoles in my NB MV890V3's and kept walking and doing eliptical work. Ran Saturday for the first time since the Santa Hustle in Galveston and I finished without stopping without too much pain and anguish... Then I road my Giant Sedona bike for 16 miles on Sunday and felt great. Thigh/hip is being quiet so far so I'm looking forward to running a 5K in Bowling Green KY with some friends on Feb 8th (if it's not too cold) and hope to keep ramping up my workouts as time goes on. I saw some shoe discussion above and I have to say I love my NB's. Probably the best shoes I have ever owned... I bought 2 pair!
Be blessed by being a blessing!
Swimming mostly. Though the last time I was swimmimg a lot i started off running one way and swimming back. rough in the middle where the water came up to my eyes. I wanted to start swimming some anyway...Triathlon training
Cool, rehab and training at the same time; maybe you can bottle that and sell it.
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Just wanted to pop in and say that this is a fantastic blog. I'm currently 258lbs and just last week decided to start training towards my first 5k. I'm really excited and motivated and I'm hoping I can get some good tips from all of you pros.
I completed my first run/walk (from the C25K schedule) yesterday, and I feel like I could push myself just slightly harder. Should I go for: longer run intervals with the same speed or the same intervals with increased speed? Also, I'm heading to new balance tomorrow to get fitted for the right shoes, but I have a sore spot on the ball of my foot from yesterday. How can I keep that from becoming a full on blister? I don't want to interupt my training.
All the best!!
Hey Beauty, congratulations on starting C25k!
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