I knew I was out of shape but I didn’t realise it was this bad.
So for over a year I’ve been walking a good 5k every day to get to work and back so when I started this I thought at least I’m not going in completely blind. Now I know better.
I thought it would be a good idea to integrate this into my walk to work so I did day 1 this morning and struggled a little towards the end but I got through it, arriving at work a sweaty mess but I did the cool down walk before going in.
I had a little bit of a high despite the tiredness for a little while and felt great but not long after that I crashed completely. I was dizzy and lightheaded, weak and could barely keep my eyes open or focus on my work. On top of that I’ve been really nauseas and I’m still recovering now at home.
Is it normal to react like this or should I be worried? It was only 8 minutes of running, is this kind of reaction normal for a beginner?
If it is normal can anyone recommend the best way to prepare before a run and the best way to recover afterwards? Either way, I think I’m going to be doing it on the way home from now on.