I just remembered that the only reason I brought up my visit to the doctor this week was because she told me not to run! She was like, “The pounding is probably making the pain worse. Running is really bad for you.”
And I was like, “I lost and kept off 200 pounds running – running has been really good for me!”
And she was like, No. Not anymore, it’s hard on your joints, your bones, everything.
So now I’m kind of casting about trying to figure out what I do if I don’t run. I’ve pretty much tried everything at this point, and running is the one consistent thing I will do. At this point it’s not about what I can or can’t do, it’s about what will I do consistently to maintain my weight? Yeah, I like occasional variety, but running has been my fall-back position for over a decade now. I..don’t like contemplating a future where I can’t get my exercise needs taken care of by slipping on a pair of running shoes and heading out the door.
I usually strictly follow advice from doctors but I’m…considering not in this case.