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Well, first of all, Happy March. This officially marks 3 months of training for me. I definitely have more energy and I’m much happier. I feel a bit slimmer but the main place I’ve seen results in the gym. I’ve gone from barely being able to run .14 miles to having my longest run be just over 3.25. When I do run, I feel like I have enough breath/energy to keep going but I’m still waiting for my body to catch up with me a bit! (Very tight calves and lower back). I can squat 135 and bench 115. Overall, I’m very proud of myself.
I think my biggest accomplishment is that I’m still going. Three months is longer than I’ve ever stuck to anything like this and I can feel the changes happening. I can do this, guys.
Today was one of those days where I was EXHAUSTED but decided to squeeze in a workout anyway. I ended up doing 21 minutes of interval work on the stair stepper which is incredible considering that I could barely last 5 minutes last time I tried it. The proof is in the progress guys. Keep going, it’s worth it. It’s so worth it.
So far, my training has been going pretty well and I’m proud of myself. Cardiovascular wise, I’m comfortable; I’m no longer gasping for air & feeling like a fish out of water during my first few miles. However, my calves and back get so painfully tight that I can barely run through it.
I am overweight so I thought maybe the pain is just because of the strain put on my calves? I’m trying not to overdo it, still doing 1-3 miles a few times a week but has this happened to anyone else?/Do you guys know of anything I can do to help this?
I always make sure to stretch and warm up, as well as ice my calves when I get home and take enough “rest” days. I am really proud of myself for being able to run 3 miles now (which is 2 more than I’ve ever done in my entire life) but this pain is discouraging.