I’m sitting in my chair at work, wondering how the heck to deal with my knees, which are so unpredictable when it comes to how they’re going to react the day after a run. I was OK this morning up until the first steps I took down the stairs on the way to the train station. Suddenly it felt like someone had taken a screwdriver and just jammed it in the joint. I had to hobble the rest of the way down and into the station. I don’t know if this is related at all to yesterday’s activity, but it’s really too late now to change anything, isn’t it? Maybe I need to stretch more. Who knows.
Anyway, today marks 5 months since I’ve tried to increase activity. I’m feeling good. Over this past month, my weight has remained rather constant. In fact, when I started running, I’m sure I added a pound or two. I already had meaty legs to begin with–I think I added more weight. I think it’s still too early in this running regime for it to really start affecting my weight, but good things take time, I guess. Soon enough, soon enough. I’m sure I’ll see numbers move once I get into longer periods.
Yesterday, we started with 4+1s. Man, that was tough. I’ll be honest though, as much as it was hard, it felt a little bit easier to handle. I was still tapped out by the end, and still huffing and puffing most of the way, but I still felt great. I went back into the store smiling like a sweaty idiot. I’m starting to see that 20+1s are within reach; all I need is to train regularly. I think that if I keep running like this, I’ll need to eat more just to keep up. When I got home from the run, I found that I was so hungry. I tried to keep things in check by not overdoing it. Still, part of me just had to get something back into my body. I almost felt manic about it. This morning, I woke up at 5:30. I always have my alarm set to 5 am. I usually sleep through the radio up until past 6:30 because I’m usually out until then. Today, I got up early because I was ridiculously hungry. I had a bowl of cereal and an apple. You know what? I don’t think it’s enough. It’s about 10 am right now…I need something else. This is insane! My system is acting strange. Good thing? Bad thing? Time will tell, yeah?
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