My knees hurt…I don’t know if this is good or bad but it concerns me. Last night was the 4th walk of my possible 21 days in a row of walking (and hopefully at some point running [at the least jogging]). All week my legs have been sore as well as my back, calves, shins, and butt (yes I said it), however this pain is different. My knees hurt like I’ve been standing of them all day or something. I know that walking is high impact and not really good for your joints but I have thick shoes with plenty of support and I’m walking on a rubber padded track so I don’t know what else I can do to combat this. I know I should probably just join a gym and use some low impact exercise equipment, but that costs money and walking is free.
My energy level today has been at about a 5 (that’s from a new scale I just made up and I’m not going to say what the range is…let’s just say that a 5 is low). I was groggy and incoherent when my alarm went off and I blacked out into some kind of weird trance while I was in the shower but I still made it to work on time (not sure how). I’m pretty hungry this morning but I’m combating that by drinking a ton of water (more like 2 liters or so).
By the end of the day today I’m totally drained but I know I have to go to the track so I get dressed, put on my new shoes, put my headphones in, drive to the track, turn on the Nike tracker and walk to the entrance only to find a sign that says that they are closed for the next 24+ hours (what the hell? Was that sign there yesterday? I didn’t see it) for track meets. There’s no one here except for 2 dudes with ice chests and attitudes pointing at their fancy sign (I really didn’t see that sign yesterday [it wasn’t all that fancy either…2 pieces of paper printed out with the info on them). Needless to say I am ecstatic about not having to torture myself tonight. This does bring up a problem though. I said earlier this week that if I didn’t do 21 days in a row I would just quit. I can’t quit now though. I guess I’ll just start back on Sunday…if I can find the motivation…if.
P.S. No I couldn’t just go walking on the pavement, my knees hurt badly enough from walking on the rubber.