sloopjohnc wrote:After stopping smoking and drinking, I've started running again. My complex has a nice gym so I started using the treadmill to save the knees. Started out slow, but now running a 9 minute mile for three miles after a week. The first run, I forgot to cool down and could feel the lactic acid build up the next morning. Now I do a cool down and am stretching more and the pain all gone. Just stopping the drinking, I dropped 15 lbs, but with the running, I've dropped five more.
20 lbs sounds like a lot of weight to lose, are you a big guy? I know a guy I hiked with who lost 25kg (55lb) and he's still pretty big so he must have been huge. I never knew him as his previous weight but others tell me he was pretty obese. Well done at losing that weight and hope you keep it up and, yes, the stretching and cooling down is really important.