I think you're being very wise in waiting till you're in better shape before taking up serious running again.
Tomi, there's an endorphin rush to running once you hit your second win that makes it very pleasurable. Mind you, it has been many, many years since I experienced that, but I remember the thrill it was the first time I broke through that wall in phys ed class and was able to finish our entire jogging course in one glorious swoop without having to walk big parts of it. It felt so good...
I've been avoiding running for years because I didn't want to stress my joints. Now I have to be very careful not to wear myself out because of the CFS, so it's still not on the agenda, except for short spurts. I sure shocked my daughter a while back when I sprinted for the bus. LOL! She had never, in her entire life, seen me run. It felt really good, actually.
5'2", 55 years, Primal since April. Pre-Primal weight loss, from 216.6 to 157.8
Primal low: 140.2 (Dec. 3) Goal weight: 135?
Main Primal goal: beating back my CFS enough to function more normally and start writing again
More and more, our life has been governed by specialists, who know too little of what lies outside their province to be able to know enough about what takes place within it.
- Lewis Mumford