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.
About the Author: RunningAnyway
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.