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Jogging Day 10 of 14

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008 at 16:48 ET

Ya’ll may have noticed my brief jogging hiatus. Well, it seems that, in addition to the shin pain, I’ve been having another medical “symptoms of concern.” It’s been going on since day 5 or so… You can tell I took it a little seriously since I didn’t write about it. Well, I made a doctor’s appointment (it’s not for a little bit) and called my mom. Then I got with my friend Frank, the best runner I know. Frank suggested that my symptom is probably just my body getting used to jogging again and that perhaps starting a little more slowly with some intervals would be a good idea. At first I thought it sounded a bit wimpy, but I did ask for his advice and after a few seconds to get over myself it sounded like a good idea.

Today I bought a new watch with an interval timer and set out to do 2 minutes jogging and 1 minute walking. I need to learn more about interval programs and get myself on a good track, but I think it helped. I’ll also have to see, over the next 24 hours, how my symptoms are. Overall I really liked it though. Since all that walking was built in I decided to go on the 1.6 mile loop (my first time on that one) and it took 15:58. It went pretty well — my shins didn’t hurt so much at least. I did cramp up a bit but after not jogging for 3 days that should be expected. Tomorrow I’ll try again.

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