Pretty frustrating that in the last week I have tried to convince two people that running does not damage your knees - one a personal trainer who works in the gym, the other an older man who is a bit overweight (as am I)!!! Starting to settle into my own half marathon training plan (September so plenty of time) and what happens? I have a pain in my knee - there is no way I will tell anyone except u guys, don't want running to get a bad name LOL. Taken 2 rest days and will see how it is tomorrow, was hoping for a slow 5k and then a 10k on Saturday but I will do the right thing rather than what I want to do and rest if needed plus stretch and flex exercises to see if that will ease it. Maybe swimming tomorrow too!
1. Personal trainers need to be seen as fitness experts and want people to pay for them to give advice and use the gym too!
2. People who are unfit can make stuff up so they don't have to get moving!
Neither of the above will influence me, I run when and where I want, it is free (except the race fees) and my heart and lungs are amazingly fit since I started moving. I am pretty sure by now I would be starting to feel some of the effects of a poor diet and lack of exercise at 52!
Photo: running in mud = way more fun than sitting on a couch!!