I have tried to be runner. Seriously, I have. In 2007 I trained for a 5K. I suffered through shin splints and pushed my way to run 3.1 miles in 30 minutes (my goal) without stopping to walk. And then . . . back pain. Serious back pain. So, I gave up running and started seeing doctors, chiropractors and physical therapists. And I came to the conclusion that running just wasn't for me.
Then, about three weeks ago I got the itch again. I thought, this time I would go really slow and everything will be great. I found a training schedule for a 5K online so I would gradually add running to my walking. I had good shoes and I was feeling very healthy. I was ready to do this again.
Only this time, it didn't take months to develop back pain. Oh, no, it took three days. Lame.
I really shouldn't be so frustrated over this. Walking is a very healthy activity and hopefully it's something I will be able to do for the rest of my life. But sometimes, I'd like to go a little faster!