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Never thought I'd ever sign-up to a runner's forum - yikes. This clearly must be a midlife crisis
OK - I'm 41 and weigh around 18 stone.. and I'm not 9' tall so my BMI is well and truely in the 30+ catagory.
I've finely decided that my spectacularly sedentary life-style needs to change and now that I'm working from home I can spare at least 30 mins / day to do something energetic.
To that end, I've downloaded the C25K free app and aim to build up to a massive 5 Km run (which fits nicely to my 30 mins/day limit).
I'm on week 1, day 2.. and my bloody left foot is killing me! (outside edge, midway between heal and toe). Oh and the muscle on the outside, front of my shin (Tibialis Anterior - I think) seems to simply "lock" solid and hurts. I suspect that my old trainers may not be the best.
Short of visiting casualty (to be told, no doubt, to take it easy) does anyone have any suggestions for reducing the discomfort.. or is it an inevitablilty of being overweight and starting some exercise and that I should "man-up"