I think I actually like running?

Chris "Thick-to-Fit" T.
on 4/20/17 5:42 am - FL
VSG on 05/26/16 with

So last week I got on the treadmill at the gym and cranked out 1 mile in about 10:30. I hadnt run since October, and I couldnt even run a straight mile then (after doing couch to 5k program). Its incredible what losing so much weight allows our body to just naturally do lol

As a result, I told my wife I wanted to sign up for a 5k on Saturday. We did it and finished around 36 minutes. Lots of run walk. I had a blast!

I went online to find other 5ks to register for and saw a local running store/shoe store had a free fun run for post Easter exercise last night, so I went. I felt completely out of place... So many people wearing their marathon shirts, wearing all the fancy running belts with little water bottles, leg compression socks, yada yada. I had on my dirty daily wear tennis shoes that are torn on top, my gym shorts and an undershirt. I had to hold my iphone to keep from slapping my leg, as well as my motorcycle key from bothering me lol. We started and I did got to 1 mile without stopping in 10 minutes. My mapmyrun app alerted me of my distance and my first thought was "OH CRAP!" because I knew I had to get back to the store still... So, I turned around, and made it all the way back without stopping to walk (I did have a little stop to retie my right shoe).

I was SO proud of myself! 2.04 miles, 21:47 total and 10:41 minute/mile. I probably could have gone to 2.5 miles but then I'd have needed to stop...

Only issue is my right knee bothering me after I run (today not yesterday). Its always been bad... I dont want to wear a brace because that would just overall weaken it in the long run :( Maybe a little support thing, the band style, not a full on brace? No idea.

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Gwen M.
on 4/22/17 3:02 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

I recommend seeing a physical therapist about your knee.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

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peachpie
on 4/22/17 4:27 pm - Philadelphia, PA
RNY on 04/28/15

Welcome to the running love club. I love it.

Everyday I thank my lucky stars that my 330# didn't affect me knees. But I have been ignoring some top of the foot pain. I dropped something on my foot weeks ago- but honestly can't remember if it's the same foot bothering me now. I'm past due a check up to discuss all my little ailments-- I'd encourage you to do the same.

5'6.5" High weight:337 Goal Weight:195 Current Weight: 197

highlandbear
on 4/23/17 5:52 pm - Canada

You should be very proud of yourself and never worry about what you are wearing. I do recommend one thing is get yourself a good pair of running shoes and make sure you go somewhere that knows what kind of shoe you need for your foot. that could help with the knee issue. You did not say if you do stretches after the run which is important and if you didn't than that will leave you sore

I had real bad knee issue and I was told by one doctor that long runs were over for me. I saw a sport doctor which was the best thing I could have ever done. I found out that if I did some strength training to my quids and hips than I would not have the knee issue and it worked. he explain that a lot of time we think it is the knee when it is really not the knee. By not having the strong quids it was affecting the knee.

Good luck and really check in with a sport doctor and get the exercise that will help it.

Gwen M.
on 4/23/17 5:57 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Definitely seconding the shoe advice.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Plastics with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL&brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL&mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 40 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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Chris "Thick-to-Fit" T.
on 4/24/17 5:10 am - FL
VSG on 05/26/16 with

I completely agree with all of what you wrote :) I havent had time to get to the store but they do watch you run and walk barefoot to determine the correct shoe (neutral, pronate, etc). Keeping legs strong is incredibly important. I do need to more regularly do leg exercises at the gym.. My legs have always been strong and solid, but not necessarily for running, so I dont do as often as I should. I will be now :)

I stretch before and after runs.

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Benfungiso4
on 4/27/17 9:10 am

My opinion is to go to the doctor immediately and make a test for it. Good luck!

Laura in Texas
on 4/27/17 10:28 am

I would go to a sports medicine place to get a gait analysis.

"Abnormal gait patterns and muscle imbalances can lead to foot, knee, hip or back disorders and poor sport performance."

After years of being morbidly obese our center of gravity shifts and we have to learn how to move properly.

Laura in Texas

51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

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