My new adventure in my journey to health begins with a running class I am taking at my church, as well as a new product line I am taking by Advocare.
My church~Hope Church, began advertising a class they were ready to start, called Run For God, we will train basically using the Couch to 5k plan and in June…June 16 precisely, we will run a 5k as a group. I was on board before I could even sign up. See, last year at this time as I was dramatically changing the way I was eating, I gave myself a goal to run a 5k before I turned 40! Well, 40 came and I had not even begun running. I wasn’t really discouraged but I was disappointed with myself…why couldn’t I do just that one “little” goal? At the time I was more focused on getting my nutrition in order….as I said in the beginning, I was totally NOT going to change into a vegetarian…let alone a vegan!
So, I began this class with my husband Brian and it is a great group of people who gather together with different goals in mind. My goal for this class is to just be able to finish the 5k. I am NOT committing to do it in a certain time, because me running is HUGE! So far I have actually only gone out 8 times to run, and I can’t believe I actually feel good when I am done. That was until Wednesday of last week, I went on a run with my daughter, Brandi and I knew my knee was quite sore when we started. I had been having some inflammation on the backside of my knee but I thought it would just go away…I thought my body was just rejecting this new activity. But, Thursday the knee hurt all day. I decided Thursday night to run despite it hurting and I did finish the intervals. That night as soon as I laid down, I couldn’t even get back up right away. By Friday, I was almost totally out of commission. Saturday morning it was a little better and decided I needed to go to our class…I need the support. Many of the ladies in the group encouraged me to walk…not run…to not over do it. I thought I was OK so I decided to join the group in their jog. We had 6 intervals of running and I ran all of them, if you can call it running. By the end I was limping while running. Today, it has been pretty spotty but this evening again…painful to put weight on it. I am going to give myself a few more days and then call the doc to see if there is anything really wrong.
I will continue to post how this running thing is going…and whether or not I have a valid injury.
Coming soon….Herbal Cleanse by Advocare!!!