I ran two days in a row.
It seemed to go well. Yesterday evening my back was sore, but not until I went to bed. This morning I am fine though.
So I think I am progressing past this very strange injury. I am trying to slow down my runs and walk slower at work. I tend to walk between 2 – 3 miles a day at work and have so much to do, I’ve learned to walk briskly. I honestly think this is much of my problem since the pain in my back is always worse in the afternoon. I am also making sure I get up from my chair every 20 – 30 minutes to stretch and walk some. This has also helped.
The body is a complicated thing, especially mine. I guess 40+ years of inactivity has caught up with me now that I am active again.
I am still losing weight. This morning the scales weight in at 181.8 which is my lowest weight since before my marathon last Fall. On top of that, I am wearing pants that wen’t close to fitting me 2 months ago and now they feel fine. I’m thrilled that I finally am getting my weight under control.. and.. wait for it… yes, I attribute it to apple cider vinegar (ACV). I started taking my 2 Tbs of unfiltered ACV twice a day a couple of months ago. Back then I weighed in regularly in the mid to upper 190’s. So, to be conservative, I’ve lost over 15 lbs in the past few months. This includes pizza on fridays and burgers on Sundays. I honestly think the key is exercise and consistency taking it. It took well over 4 weeks for me to see a weight loss. The only thing that kept me going was it also gave me energy for my afternoon runs.
The cool thing about ACV is that I don’t feel like I am dieting. I do watch what I eat, but I am not hungry. Yesterday I even turned down cake at work! I’ve never done that before.
So I honestly can’t complain. Even with my 5 days off running last week because of my back, I am still keeping my weight down.
Now if I could only run as fast as I want to, all would be good.
Have an awesome last half of the week!!!