28/m. Type 2 diabetic since 8/13/09. Computer programmer, all around curious type guy. I do all sorts of research on all sorts of random topics, just because I like to know how things work.
I've only been going to the gym for about a week now, and so I'm sure that the pain will lessen as I get more in shape. I'm in pretty poor shape now, so I'm certainly working on it. I'm 6'2" and about 250.
I typically try to walk / jog in intervals for about 30 minutes first thing in the mornings. When walking, I get pain in the back and sides of my calves. Jogging seems to work a slightly different muscle group, but also bothers that same area. When I slow my pace, it eases a little, but is certainly still there. I'm not very good about stretching beforehand either, I know I need to start doing that.
I guess my main question is, I feel like it will get easier over time, but what's the best way to prevent the pain NOW so that it's easy for me to continue walking and jogging like I want to in the mornings?
Also, I've been trying to go every day, as I'm only there for about 30 minutes each day. Is that too much starting out?
Thanks!5 AnswersDiet & Fitness1 decade ago