rambling about running
Today when I was running at Princes Park I was feeling a little disgruntled because everytime I run, I seem to have a niggle somewhere. It is really starting to annoy me as I know cardiowise I am fine. How long is it going to take before I can just run?? Will the aches/discomfort ever go?? Maybe I started this caper too late in my life??
After a good 10minute walk, I started running and felt a pain at the side of right hip radiating down and a little tightness in hamstring. So I stopped running and stretched the areas at the 1/2k mark. Felt a little better but was still there so I stretched areas again at 1km mark. Eventually it all settled so I continued running and completed my 4km run. My sciatica, the pain in the ball of my foot is still there and dare I say it, but my knee has become niggly again. I think my lower body is always struggling and I don’t quite know how to fix it. I know that all the left hand side issues are related to my over pronating and my new shoes and orthotics will hopefully sort that out but I just don’t know. I have started taking glucosamine and calcium again yesterday. I stopped because I just forgot to take them and then got out of the swing. My body feels as though it is full of arthritis and is just not flexible enough. I don’t know what the answers are but I will just keep going. I think I may repeat another 4km before moving up to 5km and see how it feels, and maybe I should run every 2nd day instead of every 3rd day.
Sorry about negative ramble but I am just trying to process it all in my head 😉