I quit smoking 5 years ago (it will be 5 years December 5th). Since then, I have wanted to run. Not counting lack of motivation to get up at 5am to train, I have never done it. Walking with the kids is more of a stroll, and I can't leave the house when the babies were sleeping, of course. And liek i said, I wasn't getting up at 5am to go run while dh was home. So his uncle just brought us over their old treadmill, and now I can see the dream closer. Dh and I also have a bet going. He needed help to get motivated to exercise, so I challenged him to get his competitiveness to help things along. He is a newly diagnosed diabetic, and is on metformin and glybuderide. He is finally starting to listen to me about hte carbs, adn if he can get exercising, maybe he can start to control his sugar better without the meds. He wants to get off the metformin b/c he heard that it can cause heart problems down the road. So whoever loses the most percentage of body weight by Christmas gets a prize. I'm not sure what I want yet, maybe the Wii Fit, or Wacom tablet for the computer.
Anyway... I'm rambling. Yesterday I only went for 10 minutes. I alternated between a fast walk and running for a minute. In 10 minutes, I had travelled .6 miles (I think the machine is in miles, but coudl be kms.) I had to stop, my legs hurt so bad, and I was completely winded. Today, I tackled it a different way. I went 30 minutes, including cooldown, but all at a fast walk, and travelled 1.78 miles. I put on a sweat, but wasn't even breathign hard. I had moments when my feet, ankles adn shins hurt, and also my hips, but I pushed through it. But just for the fun of it, I tried a jog at the same pace. OMG, the pain stopped me in my tracks. I instantly had shin splints adn severe pain in my knee (not even my bad one that I wear a brace for). I suppose it was the difference between high adn low impact. I'm going to go invest in a really good pair of shoes, adn talk to my doctor when I see him next week about the best way to tackle this. But I'm starting to wonder if training will help at all? I mean, will fibro jut plain prevent me from running? I want to run in the breast cancer 'run for a cure' next year. That is my goal.
Waiting for appointment with rheumy (March 2009) to get an official dx. waiting, waiting, waiting....
Taking malic acid/magnesium combo, what a life saver! and amitriptyline