No, I'm not running any marathons! My lupus has affected my muscles and joints, and I don't have the endurance or ability to recover that I used to have. Plus I had several years with major cognitive issues and running was totally out of the picture during that time.
Last year I was able to do a 10K in a not-so-bad time, but it took a lot of training and was quite difficult. I expect a good portion of that is the Lupus/Med-related weight gain (40 lbs) and age (42 vs 54). This spring my hips kept me from training - bursitis/tendonitis, definitely from Lupus - a cortisone shot, 6 wks of total rest & PT, and now I can walk about
10 minutes before fatigue kicks in. Hoping for a 10K in Nov...
For me, if I do too much I can count on being out of it for 2-3 days, if not longer, so I am cautious. I would rather have a slow/short run & be okay than a fast run with a week of inactively to follow.
Everyone is different. I imagine that if I were better with my diet, and could get my sleep more regular, then I could do more -- I think Lupus is most difficult for us who were most active.
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