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Feeling a bit better today

Sunday, July 09, 2017

After taking my first day off from exercise yesterday in almost 2 months, I am feeling rested and much less sore. I looked up the side effects to my new osteoporosis medicine and some of them were leg and back stiffness, tiredness, overall aches and pains. I think yesterday I was feeling both the effects of the medicine as well as overdoing it on my workouts for so long and maybe not eating enough or drinking enough water too. I went out for a 2 hour speed walk just now and did 9 miles. I did not run at all though I am trying to work my way up to running 3.1 miles at a good pace so I can enter some 5k races. So far I have only been able to run 2 miles non stop and at what I think is a slow pace. 2 years ago before knee surgery I was running half marathons so it is frustrating to be back at step one. I am 56 now but I still hope to race again in the 10 min per mile range. I am working on it. It is a process.
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