Here's the skinny: I've been near 300 lbs. for years and need to lose weight. I'm married to a wonderful lady, and we have a family. One of our boys often asks if I'll run with him. I've always had to tell him, "No." In August of '09, my wife learned about a couch-to-5k running program, and I agreed to try it with her. This blog chronicles our progress on that training program. I hope I'll soon be able to surprise my son by telling him, "Yes, I'll go running with you!"

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Still here

Despite having a lousy run last night, I'm still here.  Perhaps Mrs. F was right in pushing me to get out.  I felt pretty good this morning, though it doesn't seem as if that feeling will last through the day.

I was pretty terrible last evening.  My attitude sucked, even before I went out, and that probably had a bearing on having a sucky run.

My knee pain (on the left) is different than what I saw the doctor for before. This is definately below the joint line toward the inside--it seems to be just to the inside of and extending slightly below the patellar tendon. My right shin is a bit tender this morning, but it is not bothering me while I walk.  That's a good thing.

I have another headache starting.  I think it's stress.

Sorry, Mrs. F.  You were right.  I needed to get out and get moving.  I guess taking our runs late in the afternoon is okay, but taking yesterday's late in the evening just made it that much harder.


  1. Another new runner who has been struggling with shin splints just got something that's working (compression leg sleeves). Here's his link. And read his won't feel so sorry for yourself after ;)

  2. The sleeves sound wonderful, but sizing is an issue. By my height, I'd need the S/M (I'm 5'8"), but by my calf measurement (19.75"), I'm not sure I'd fit in the L/XL which is for calves at or over 14.5". I shot an email off to the manufacturer to see if they can clarify the maximum size.

    If compression will help, I can always wrap the shin.

  3. I'm glad you're still around! You have lots of people supporting you!

  4. Do not be discouraged!
    We all have bad days, bad runs, bad day at work, or just we are tired. Sometimes we really wake up with the left foot.

    But I realized something. It may just be a crazy theory but I noticed that with me a bad day of run is always followed by a good day.

    Come on guys, cheer up! You are already graduated and victorious!
    Hugs, Ana


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