I am tired of scanning the internet so I will ask here.
I have been walking-jogging-running for awhile now on the weekends - ever since July.
First it was Power Walking, now I am jogging more & actually running some. Anywhere from 3-6 miles on Saturdays. Intervals of hills, jogging, walking, etc.
Two things that I have been trying to figure out:
Lately, around 2 miles in (with or without hills), my left foot goes to sleep.
I have looked on the internet if this is common. I have changed the way I lace my shoe laces, I have changed socks, loosen up what I can in my shoes, made sure my feet are not cold, etc - but it keeps happening.
First time it was on the treadmill. Now it happened both 5Ks I have done. I stretch out before running. I end up walking most the rest of the way because my foot feels like a heavy brick to lift. And it does usually wake up by the end of 5K. But In the meantime, I cannot jog on it.
Anyone have that happen??
The other thing is - weight gain.
My legs feel heavier but I have been assured that it is normal & they will thin out. But I got on the scale & I am almost 5 lbs. heavier since summertime (I have not been on the scale since I am trying to focus on exercise). My eating is the same and I am drinking more water since exercise is up. I have just been noticing that legs feel bigger. Quads feel heavy.
I am going to start tracking food again & I am keeping a running journal now.
And also, when does breathing ever get easier??
My chest sometimes feels like exploding. My face is always so red. I did read that I should back off a bit when that happens.
I did go to Barnes & Noble & I picked up 2 books this weekend on WOMEN & RUNNING, but just hoping others go thru this. I am going to start trying 3 times a week. Maybe I am not doing enough & then pushing myself on weekends??
My husband runs & keeps asking "Why do you want to be a runner so bad? Maybe just be a Walker." That does not help me. I WANT TO RUN. I am starting to like it... did I say that??