Posts Tagged ‘fail’

More pain… Shins this time.

Wednesday, July 28th, 2010

I’m very frustrated at the moment.

After my successful 5 miles on Thursday I thought I’d take a couple of days off (which I did) – had a few drinks on Saturday so didn’t feel up to it on Sunday either and besides my shins and thigh felt a bit tender to touch still.

Monday night arrives and I decide to do three miles but wasn’t able to… my shins were hurting during an uphill bit and I had to stop – not even completing a mile. So, back to the car I walked a bit and then ran a bit and then walked a bit so I ended up with 1.5 miles (ish)

I guess my legs didn’t like the sudden leap to 5 miles which is a shame as they seemed to be enjoying it at the time.

This is problem number three so far: knee, hip, shin. Knee had me out (resting it) for two weeks while the hip problem had me out for 3! I’ve only been running since 14th April and been able to run for just two months out of three.

It’s a shame but I guess it’s to be expected with a job where you sit in a chair all day, 4/5 years of practically no exercise and the extra weight: my legs are weak!

I’m hoping they’ll be okay tomorrow but I guess I should just wait until there’s no pain when prodding them.

Running Without My Inhaler – Mistake!

Friday, July 16th, 2010

You will obviously not know but I suffer from asthma – not overly serious as it only ever affects me when I do any exercise or hang around cats and dogs – but I avoid that.

I’d decided to go for a brisk two mile run last night as my legs were a bit stiff from my run on Monday. Immediately I realised I’d forgotten to take my usual inhaler puff before my run, “it’ll be fine… it’s only two miles” – wrong! I made it to the half-way point easily enough while noticing my breathing wasn’t as easy as usual but had to stop completely at 1.5 and walk back to the car gasping for air “nhuuurr nhhuuurrr hurrrr” .

I was fine once I’d got home… just a bit disappointed to have a failed run.

So yes, the moral of the story is: if I forget to use it… go back and do so!