Starting C25K Again.... Slowly

Hey everyone! I started the program 3 weeks ago and I really loved it straight away - didn't love the hard work but loved the feeling afterwards, made me feel better all day and less hungry for bad foods too! But I injured my knee after week 1 (did do week 2 run 1 but it made it much worse) so have taken 2 weeks off.

Found that I really had to rest *completely* to get my knee back to normal. Lots of ice, lots of hot baths, lots of rest and also feeling sorry for myself.

Now I'm starting again but doing it a lot more slowly. This week I am doing power walking, instead of jogging for the intervals I'm just walking as fast as I can and swinging my arms (I must admit I did a couple of jogging intervals today but held back). It doesn't get me quite as sweaty but it's supposed to be almost as good as jogging calorie-wise

I am thinking the power walking is going to set me up well for more jogging and also make sure I don't overdo things. Looking back I do think I was trying to run too fast and also my feet where really pounding against the ground which I read is not good running form. I will also get my gait analysed in the next couple of weeks.

Thanks everyone for being so inspiring! Annoying that I have to go at this slower - I am not completely unfit or overweight, it just seems my joints can't handle so much. But slow and steady is better than not at all :)

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  • Well done for starting up again after injuring yourself!

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