When does it stop hurting?  I’ve been running consistently for almost two months now.  I  jogged 2 miles on Monday, jogged 5k in 44:13 on Tuesday, that is 1:42 faster than the Nashville 5k a few weeks ago.  Not a huge difference, but not a long time either. I kept running until I reached an hour 4.2 miles total.  Taking tomorrow off to see if a little break helps with the constant aches. I find that icing my knees after each run helps keep them from swelling and hurting as much, but they still hurt.  I also find myself taking a good bit of ibuprofen to be able to function.  There is not an sharp pain, like a bad injury.  I just have these constant aches and feel like my legs are made of jello or lead or both. Lead jello. That is the thing I’m trying to describe.

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I have gone up and down in weight over my life. I ran cross-country in high school, but that was 25 years ago. I was up to 245lbs at 5'6" tall, not good. I have tried all different styles of eating, from vegan to low-carb. After really seeing how out of shape I was, I decided to get in shape. A year later, I have been running at least 3 days a week and am getting ready for my first marathon. As a fat runner, I'm not fast, I'm not going to win, but I will finish.

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