Stopping but not giving up.

I am coming to the realization that I need to stop trying to run right now. This hurts to type. I am on the verge of tears. I just don’t think I can take the mental anguish over trying and not being able to keep up with my #c25k training.

I’m not giving up forever, just going to take it off the ol’ “do asap” goal list for now. It’s back on the “do this year” goal list. I *hate* that I am stopping but I know it is what I have to do for righty.

I’m afraid that if I keep pushing the running, I will screw things up for the half marathon in July. So now I will focus on logging bigger distances in walking, and getting my walking pace below 15min miles.

I got the Team Challenge training plan which starts up at the end of March. I’ve been looking at the walking plan and the run/walk plan and I just don’t see myself being at the point to do the run/walk plan in 4 weeks. I want to keep pushing myself, but I think I need to start being realistic. I am raising money for a cause dear to my heart. No one will judge me if I walk instead of run (and if they do, I’ll kick them in the baby maker). I need to keep trying to stay positive. My plan from the start was to walk.

I know I’m not a 140lb girl. My knees take a huge beating from my 263 lb frame when I run or do high-impact activities. Time to slow it down and work hard at losing bulk to make running easier in the future.

Time to rework my training plan for March.

PS: I am still doing the Brown Deer 5k in April. I will walk it.

0 Replies to “Stopping but not giving up.”

  1. Sorry for your setback! But this does seem wise to me. It’s not all push, push, push. Sometimes slow and steady really does win the race. Injuring yourself is no path to success.

  2. Definitely don’t kill yourself like that running. When I did my major weight loss plan… I didn’t even start running until I was down to 225 or so. You should definitely be doing low impact type things. Walking is good (anaerobic exercise burns a lot of fat) as well as getting on a bike (great cardio that’s easy on the knees). Swimming can be really good cardio too that is a full body workout but no impact. Once the weight drops down some more, then running becomes easier.

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