I used to run 10k races until about 10 years ago when my thyroid medication (which was working perfectly for me) was switched for the very much cheaper levothyroxine. Since then I have suffered with depression, joint pain, fatigue, brain-fog and weight gain to name but a few of my symptoms. Recently my thyroid medication has been changed and many of my symptoms have either disappeared (the joint pain for example) or very much reduced, although I have not managed to lose any of the weight yet.
I am currently obese at 15 stone (I'm 5 ft 6) as a result of inadequate treatment but am feeling like I would like to start running again. I used to really enjoy it and was hoping it would help with my weight loss now that my treatment is ok.
I am fairly fit; I walk everywhere at a reasonably brisk pace, I do karate 2 or 3 times a week which is fairly intense exercise, and I do bodyweight exercises at home and am reasonably strong. I no longer have the joint pain I had when I was taking thyroxine and I am itching to get back to running. I want to do this slowly though, to minimise any risk of injury, and this plan looks to be excellent!
I would appreciate any advice you could give me.