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I'm a 39, overweight female but I'm reasonably fit and healthy. I'm determined to get fit and lose weight so decided to have a go at running. I've only been out 3 times and was taking it very easy, run 1 min walk 1 1/2 mins. The first time I went out I was fine but after the 2nd time (almost 2 weeks ago) my right knee was agony the next day. I went out again 3 days later, even though I was still a bit sore but now both knees are sore and only just getting better after 9 days. Everyones telling me its because of my age but theres people older and heavier than me that take up running. I really want to stick with it but I'm worried I'll end up doing more harm than good. Can anyone offer advise? Sould I give up on the idea? Are there exercises I could do to help strengthen my knees or supplements I could take.