This is basically a whine - but I think that you guys will understand.
A few months ago I posted here because I was going to buy my first bike ever and you guys were SO helpful. I thought I had to get a hybrid because of my weight and you all convinced me I could get a road bike. Since I was planning a triathlon (my second), a road bike was a better idea. I ended up with a Giant Defy 5. As part of my training for the triathlon, I had started a running program. Come to find out, running while you're twice your ideal body weight is not a good idea. Whoops?
I re-developed Achilles tendonitis in BOTH ankles. I'd hand it in each of them before (even had surgery on my right tendon a few years ago) but never at the same time.
I've been off EVERYTHING - riding, swimming, etc. - for just over 2 weeks with almost 4 weeks to go till my first "check-up." I love my doctor and I know that rest is the only way to heal this overuse injury, but I am both going out of my mind and so sad. I want so badly to be healthy (and not so fat - not going to lie) and now I'm stuck with weights and 5 minutes at a time on a stationary bike with no resistance.
The worst part is knowing that this probably wouldn't have happened if I wasn't so fat.
So - I'm not done - I still love my bike - I just can't ride it for now. I'm going to look at my options for weight loss programs, and may join Overeaters Anonymous since I do have issues with binge eating, and I'll get there. I'll be back to posting all my newbie questions as quick as I can!