Did a “fun” run with my wife’s work. It wasn’t that fun. Spent a few weeks beforehand doing “couch to 5k.” It helped. I’d say my biggest thing was finding my endurance pace, and figuring out how many BPM that was, and then finding music I liked within that range. Then I ran to the beat and knew I’d have energy at the end.
@cinoclav not that I like the fact that your knee could give out but I snapped my ankle/shattered my fibula on ice back when I could still do 3 miles at an actual “run”. I highly suggest not breaking things. Lol
I should have done more to get back in shape though but things can snowball when you are off your feet/can’t trust your leg for a few months.
@unksol It’s funny, I continue to ski on it and it generally doesn’t bother me. The only time this past winter I called it quits early was in some seriously deep powder. Turning was putting an uncomfortable torque on it. I know I have to get it looked at but I dread the results.
@cinoclav probably better to have it looked at than worry about it if you can. Things we ignore always just get worse.
My ankle was a freak accident walking across a parking lot after work and it just snapped past the plane it is supposed to operate in a split second. Not really anything preventative to do there.
But then you can’t walk. And gain some weight. Then you hobble around to physical therapy. And then you don’t trust your leg/stressing the screws/cord… and then you say I’ll run again after I build some muscle up around it/lose some weight so less stress… Then life interferes lol.
Preventative is always cheaper in the long run if possible.
Usually during the spring I get some exercise by umpiring baseball. When the pandemic hit last year, I spent a few weeks binging Netflix like most of the world. I felt myself turning into a potato and decided I had to do “something”. So I started the couch to 5k program and completed a 5k in June - without slowing to a walk even.
I was proud of myself. But at the same time I hope I never get that desperate for exercise again, because running sucks.