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I've been 'stalking' this forum for the past month or 2 and I thought it was time I posted.
I am 19 and I am hoping to start running in the next week or two. I ordered running clothes (sports bra, shorts, leggings, jacket and socks) and they just arrived today so I'm excited to get started. I'm a very self conscious person and I know it's going to be hard to get myself out there and starting but I'm willing to push myself. I know I can do it. I used to run cross country back in school as well as short distance for a team on the track and I loved it so I know I can do it again.
One problem I have though is that I'm yet to buy running shoes. I'm currently looking for my first job and I'm finding it extremely difficult and so getting enough money together for a decent pair of shoes is quite hard. I was hoping to start running this coming week and start the c25k plan but I'm scared I'll injure myself if I don't get proper running shoes first. The earliest I can get money for shoes is the 15th January so I was wondering if I should wait until after I got the shoes to start or if I should slowly start out now.
I was also hoping to run a 10k race. It's the British Heart Foundation one at the tower of London and it's on the 8th May. It falls right on my birthday which I thought was a perfect way to end my teen years and all that. I'm aware that I'm cutting it quite fine here with the time as there's just over 17 weeks I think so I'm just really stuck right now.
What do you guys think the best option is for me right now? I'd like to start running as soon as possible but want to make sure I don't injure myself straight away and then I can't run anyway.