Yesterday (Saturday) in my running class, we finally got a little more into actual running. In the two prior sessions, our focus was just walking and then some running drills. Since I walk almost every day now, that was no big deal. Running is a whole other story. It's tough! While the running was difficult, it did feel good to push myself and get my heart rate up. I started thinking that I should go ahead and sign up for a 5k in October. The only problem is that my right knee started to hurt a lot. This has happened every time I've taken up running as an adult.
Today I didn't have any knee pain at all, so I'm hoping it's just a matter of unused, weak muscles around the knee. That's what I keep reading is the problem. Of course, we did run on cement this time, so I wonder if that also had something to do with it. I'm going to talk to the running coach about it tomorrow. I really don't want to stop running.
We went to Casa de Luz yesterday, which was somewhat of a break from my eating pattern in that they use generous helpings of salt. Since I've been eating salt-free for a while now, the Casa food tasted like it was drowning in salt. Jessica who has been eating mostly the same food noticed it too. I had to drink a lot of water and still felt overloaded with salt today. I really didn't intend on breaking from E2L. I just wanted to take Jessica somewhere for lunch, since she was working and we eat at home 99% of the time now. Casa seemed like the healthiest option. I guess Whole Foods would have been a better choice for me, since I could have stayed within the E2L parameters more easily.
I'm a little pissed off at Whole Foods right now though, because they just canceled the cooking class we were going to take on Tuesday. Now they don't have any vegan cooking classes until September. What's up with that?
7/26: 60 minutes walking in the neighborhood
7/27: 60 minutes walking in the neighborhood + running class (drills + walking)
7/28: 65 minutes walking in the neighborhood
7/30: More intense running class (walking + some running + drills)