Well when I had to goto the store to get a new pair of pants and I had to buy a size 40, I decided I better do something.
All through high school & college I was about 180-190lbs. I'm 6' tall. After entering the real world and getting a desk job, and a girlfriend I began packing on the pounds. Fast forward 5 years (26 years old now) and I'm 240lbs.
I've been eating right and working out for a little over two weeks and I'm already down to 224lbs. I'm eating around 2200-2500 calories a day and running 3 times a week. Cut out all soda (was drinking almost 5 cans a day), no fast food and eating 4-5 smaller sized meals a day. Lunch and dinner are larger than the snacks in the morning and afternoon.
I've never been a big runner, I hated it in high school but I knew I had to start. I found this program on the internet and it has really been working great. I actually look forward to going to the gym and running. The Couch to 5k Running Plan
I get a good 20+ minutes in on the treadmill and it feels good. I will say the first time I went I felt like I should just drive myself to the hospital. I had HORRIBLE shin splints and just felt miserable in general.
Anyways, yesterday I ran and noticed my left knee starting to get a little sore. I've never had knee problems before, but I woke up today and it's still kind of tight and sore. Is this something I should be concerned about or take it as a growing pain? Any precautions I can take? Is it possible I am not running properly, or just too heavy for my body right now?
My goal has become to run a 5k come spring...so I would like to figure out these knee pains before they become a serious problem.
Thanks for any help!