- Monday: Brisk 30 minute walk (the C25K routine is 25 mins, so I'd be adding 5 mins (since it's less intensive))
- Tuesday: C25K routine (as normal)
- Wednesday: Brisk 30 minute walk
- Thursday: C25K routine
- Friday: BREAK DAY
- Saturday: Brisk 30 minute walk
- Sunday: C25K routine (as normal
That said, my knees hurt throughout the brisk walk routine last night (even though it was "just walking"). I'm assuming it's because I was starting from an already inflamed condition.
Tonight, it was just Joe and I (Sam went somewhere with a friend, she'll be walking tomorrow while Joe and I will be on break). We had planned to walk tonight also because of the pain in my knees AND because we've already done the routine three times this week (next week will begin the plan listed above). I'd love to report that since we walked last night my knees were somewhat better but holy hell my knees hurt like a BITCH. They hurt worse tonight than they have ever hurt. I was nearly crying. Joe tried to give me high fives and stuff, but I was in so much pain, I couldn't really even acknowledge him.
While I was out there tonight, I kinda thought that maybe this walking was like slowly pulling off a bandaid. Like, maybe when we wog at least, we rip that bandaid off. Ergo, we get those endorphins coursing early into the routine. Maybe we never even reach a place when we walk that "activates" endorphins. Because when I wog, I don't really feel shit in terms of pain in my legs after about the fourth rep. While walking, I feel the pain from the time I start to the time I stop. Tonight, I was limping. It was terrible. When it was all over, I was hardly sweating. So, boo. I still finished the thirty minutes though. I get some credit for that, right?
I'm gonna try one of Mama's anti-inflammatory pills when she gives them to me on Saturday. If they help, I may go back to doing the C25K routine every night.
I'm so confuuuuuuuusssssssssssssssed even though I thought I had stuff all figured out. Could you tell?