Jogging has not been going well.
On Monday last week I had a muscle twinge-tearing feeling over my right shin. It wasn’t too bad and it didn’t happen until after I got back from my jog and was stretching. I thought it was maybe because I had walked on two non-jogging days in a row. Mark said I could invest in proper jogging/running shoes since I had proved I was going to stick with it.
So I went jogging on Wednesday. It was the first jog I didn’t complete. My joints- both ankles and both knees – were aching and the muscle over my shin (which I’m sure has a technical name) was feeling a light “tearing” numerous times.
So I tried having two rest days before jogging again and going back to week two. Saturday’s jog wasn’t much better. I thought that maybe the new shoes were causing some aches and pains so tonight I tried jogging in my old shoes.
I was right about the joint pain – it wasn’t an issue in my old shoes – but my shin pain was worse and began in the other leg also.
So, unfortunately, it seems like jogging is not the best exercise for me at the moment. I’m quite disappointed and frustrated at the moment as I was really enjoying it.
However, I’m not giving up on exercise and weight loss. Just temporarily detoured.