Ouch. I think I may have an alternative interpretation of “getting back on the horse”.
Last week, I bragged about being able to get right back up and running after a mere week of catch-up. And I did. That doesn’t mean my joints were ready for all that jolting and impact. My hips ache after a day or two of running, I’m limping everywhere.
(The above was written on Sunday; another problem has arisen since then, which I will describe after the update)
Previous Weight: 201.9 pounds
Current Weight: 199.2 Pounds (Breakthrough! I am down out of my personal red zone!)
New Goal: 190 pounds
Whew! I must confess myself surprised by that weigh-in. When I wrote the paragraph at the top, at the beginning of the week, I’d just finished a 5-run week. That’s one more than I was used to, and my joints weren’t happy. So far this week, for one reason and another, I’ve only managed to fit in 2 and a half workouts (I plan to get in one more on Saturday). I wouldn’t have been surprised to find that my weight had ticked up!
With a two-holiday weekend ahead of us, there’s opportunity for extra workouts, but additional opportunities to overeat. The goal now is to keep the momentum going in the right direction.