Ya know what I noticed?: My legs don't hurt... - Couch to 5K

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Ya know what I noticed?

PotterBook
PotterBookGraduate
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My legs don't hurt anymore!

When I started the program back in March, (I was 36 pounds heavier) every time I ran, my shins would KILL. My calves would burn. It was just a thing I got used to running through, and after 10 minutes or so I'd be okay....

I just recently realized, that stopped. I don't know when... but it stopped. My calves are a lot thinner now, and my body lighter, so I'll bet that it's a lot less stress on them.

But it made me feel like another accomplishment, and I had to share!

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Simmypie
SimmypieGraduate

That's good news. You must be getting more used to the running each week :-)

ench0
ench0Graduate

I'm trying to lose some weight and also have same issues you're describing. Did you follow any particular diet plan?

PotterBook
PotterBookGraduate
in reply to ench0

I joined Weight Watchers and tracked points until I learned the basics... once you get a grip on the program you can honestly follow it on your own.. if you are honest with yourself about what you are eating. The program works... and if I can do it, anyone can. Good Luck!

Hidden
HiddenGraduate

Yes I also had lots of aches and pains to begin with. They seem to have disappeared. Well done for losing the weight

I found that my knees actually felt better after I started running. Losing weight and reducing the stress on your joints and bones really makes a big difference.

Ellymeg
EllymegGraduate

Isn't it great when we suddenly notice things by their absence! It is sort of a mystery because at first it is all we can focus on!

Another victory for you. - hurrah! πŸ‘πŸΌ

McFitty
McFittyGraduate

Oh my life, I am SO with you there! The calf and shin pain! Everyone said it would go and I used to think (through my tears) "but you don't know what it's like". Obviously I did not know better than our hive mind and like you, the pain sneaked off without me noticing!

davelinks
davelinksGraduate

Well done! An inspiration to others on here! This is what happens when you persevere!πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘

ju-ju-
ju-ju-Administrator

Brilliant.... losing the weight has a huge impact on our joints, well done for all your successes ... I bet that feels great 😎

Well done - there are so many unexpected pluses to this.

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