Thinking of running...
I've lost 50 lbs and my exercise has simply been walking an hour each day. I walk outside, and I love my daily walk. But now it's cold - like in the teens sometimes when I walk (no ice, thank goodness!). And I'm thinking if I switched to running, I would 1) stay warmer, and 2) get to go back inside sooner.
I used to run ten years ago, when I weighed 160 lbs (I weight ~135 now). And while I loved running (I ran 2-3 miles four days a week on sidewalks in town), it did a number on my knees after a while. Does the fact that I weigh less now mean that it might not be so hard on my knees? Just the thought of running makes my knees hurt, but I'm sorely tempted to try it.
I've heard running on asphalt is easier on the knees than concrete. Our streets, though, are simply a layer of asphalt over concrete. Would it still be worth it to run on the street rather than the sidewalk?
Shivering in Nebraska
Maintaining since Labor Day weekend 2010
Highest weight - 190 (4/2010)
Maintenance range - 120 to 150 (BMI 20-25), with 144 (BMI 24) as warning line