After 12 straight weeks of running 3 days a week, I finally had to take some time off! I was not pleased about it, thats for sure, but I figured it was the best thing for the long run (pun intended).
I noticed after my last run, that my body was a little sore in a few different places (hips, feet, EGO) but I figured I would work through it as I had been doing. NO ONE does the entire C25K program and not get a little sore along the way! I warmed up for my next run and then started in…I only made it about .6 of a mile when I realized my legs were NOT moving like they should be and boy did it hurt. Basically right in the hips on both sides was tight and sore.
So I did what I had read about running..”Listen to your body!” and it was saying it needed some time to heal. I can now say that after 6 days off I feel much better and I am really looking forward to my runs this week. I sure wish I had started running when I was younger…it would have been nice to do this when my body could recover quicker, but I guess I have to learn to live with an overweight (this I can do something about…I am down 60 lbs so far!), 46 year old body (not much I can do about this) and the limitations that come with it.