In an attempt to get my 5 k time down a bit, I thought I might try jogging part of it.
And try I did.
For a couple of weeks, I jogged a few yards every 1/8 mile lap at the NAT.
It did not seem too bad...especially after I started wearing two sports bras to minimize the jiggle at top.
By the end of the second week my knees started bothering me. At first, I did not attribute the ache to the jogging. I thought maybe I was just overdoing it a bit. I realized that I was actually sweating during my laps...yeah, must be overdoing it.
So I walked/jogged less and less miles each day.
Two and a half, then two, then one...
Still, my knees were hurting worse each day until I could hardly walk without feeling the pain.
I was ready to forget participating in the 5K I am training for.
My son suggested I see a doctor.
Ha...he should know me better than that.
He next suggested I stop jogging completely and try biking for a few days instead of walking.
Why didn't I think of that?
It's a miracle. I can walk again...without hurting.
No more jogging for me...ever...
I am now actually walking at a faster pace than my best walk/jog pace.
Though my 18 minute mile pace is still pretty damn slow.
I blame that slow pace on my short legs and the few (quite a few) extra pounds I carry around.
Only seven more days til race day and my legs are not getting any longer and the pounds are not falling away....
So I best get off this couch and see if I can find a way to move a little faster...