Advice needed re recovery from 34 mile walk
On Saturday i did a 34 mile walk for charity. I really enjoyed it and felt ok doing it. I wore the right clothing and had good footwear. I had done some walking prior to the big one but only got up to about 10 miles due to work. I expected to struggle on the walk but felt surprisingly enegetic, even the next day i went for a 2 mile waslk although took it easy, last night I managed 4 miles but was tired and struggling by the end. tonight i have done under 2 miles and feel even more worn out. I have some aches and pains but can cope with them. My question is should I continue with gentle walking or stop alltogether until I feel better. I just dont want to stop alltogether and I now feel like a beached whale since the walk as I have lost the healthy eating bug since the walk
Hi gorgeous one! Modesty - who needs it!? Welcome to realbuzz.
It sounds like a question you might want to ask your doctor to be on the safe side.
My personal thoughts would be that you've probably come down off a bit of a high. Once your doctor has given you the "all clear", why not start back with the gentle walking and build it up to a comfortable level?
It was a nickname a friends daughter came up with for me, I think it was sarcasm but love the name anyway. Thanks for responding. I am on thyroxine which controls metabolism and today I checked the dose and have been taking half the dose for the past week so the tiredness kicked in luckily after the walk. I have taken the tablets today plus one extra for good measure and feel a bit better. I also rested this morning and by dinnertime I felt well enough to go for a short training run
I can never get into see the Dr and would probably feel much better by the time I got in but thanks for the advice. I read this post after being for the run or I probably would have taken your advice
You've got the right idea there gorgeous_one, gently does it! You've done a big thing, your body will feel tired from it, so don't push yourself too hard for a couple of weeks, and try doing some gentle stretching too.
"Only mzungus run along the paved road" Chris Cheboiboch, Kenya.
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