Hello my fellow Fibromites!
The weather outside is absolutely beautiful (at least in New England). I hope some of you are able to get out an enjoy it.
Ok....when I first came down w/ Fibro, I was 3 weeks into this beginners' running program. It was to take me 12 weeks, but by the end of it I was promised to be able to run 3.5 miles in about 30 minutes w/o stopping. Fibro struck while I was running one of my laps (extreme dizziness was my first symptom) and, well, I never did reach that goal.
I really want to try again. I wondered if my husband and I signed up now to run a 5K in September (we found one online last night, in the next town over, scheduled for September 17), it would be just the motivation I need to get back onto the track.
Are there any runners on this board (current or former)? Does the Fibromite body eventually adjust to a running program, or am I destined to run head-first into a flare? Have you had to give up running, or have you found a way to persevere through the pain and run anyway? Does it end up helping with the pain?
Btw, a 5K is approx. 3.1 miles.
Any advice would be great. Thanks! :)
Fibromyalgia since 2007
"Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom, not a guide by which to live." Robert F. Kennedy
You go girl! personally the only way I could run three miles is with me in a wheel barrel and someone else pushing me. But if you feel as if you want to try it...Go for it!
I think that's a fabulous goal, though like others have said, it might take you longer to work up to the distance than someone without fibro. I'd say go slowly, but go for it!
These days I'm not a runner anymore. I've always had hypermobile joints, and after three knee surgeries and fibro, I don't think it's really in my cards, though I still run a little bit here and there when I walk the dog.