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I started back and my left hip area started to hurt so I did some more stretching. I do not want any injuries this time around and I know that me being so heavy these days does not help when it comes to injuries.
At about my 2.5 my left foot started to hurt SO BAD! I was afraid of hurting it like I did the last time (which was partly the reason for retirement) but it was the left foot instead of the right food from last time.
I went ahead and finished the 3 miles by just walking. I really didn't have a choice because I had to make it to my car! I passed the time by making a new friend and talking about running/weight loss.
Last time I hardly ever stretched, I ate horribly, never did cross training, and I over did my training with too many miles. I don't know that I realized it at the time but over 3 years of retirement, you realize these things!
I got home and used my tiger tail (available on Amazon) for all over my legs. I even used it on my foot a little bit but that is a really weird angle!
I think I am going to wait until I buy some new running shoes before I train anymore. I am using some old ones that don't have too much mileage on them, but still aren't helping my foot. There is a kick-off party at On the Run in the Webster area next Thursday and I think I will go to that to buy some. (I think I read somewhere that there will be a discount for anyone who goes...but I could be making that up! ha). Plus there are door prizes and I love door prizes!
I think I will buy a set of tennis balls to roll my foot on after each race. I might bring one to work too so I can roll my foot while sitting at my desk working. I miss running (there, I said it) so I want this to work out. I REALLY miss the weight loss that I had with it. I mentioned on my birthday post that I am afraid to lose weight and then gain it all back again OR only being able to lose it by doing tons of miles while training for a marathon. I think if I just eat correctly (almost 4 months!), be active, and have a positive attitude about weight loss, I can get to where I was and then some. Look at how skinny I was! I will get there again, but this time without hurting myself via mileage.