Hey guys I'm looking for a bit of advice on my starting running. I'm 22 years old and have a 2 year old and a 5 month old. I started the gym about a month ago. Never really doing any exercise my hole life. Except horse riding. Well iv fell in love with the treadmill and I set it on fat burn programme with steep hills and on the flat I jog 5 mins and 3 min break walking up another hill then run another 5 mins. This prob sounds silly but when I first started I was amazed that I could run 3 mins.. I currently have a pain in my shin that is making me limp . I have been running through the pain thinking it's just my body not used to running but decided to rest my legs now see if it will go away. I go to the gym around 5 times a week and will do my fat burn programme each time for a warm up. Sometimes even returning to the tread mill for a 5 min run before I leave. Well I want to be able to run longer without the break in between. Other girls at my gym are running when I get there and still going when I'm leaving. I know I'm unfit and havnt ran ever. But I want to know what to do so I can run like them eventually. I am 5 ft 3 and 11 stone so a bit over weight but iv been this size all my life and even with eating good and my recent gym addiction I'm not losing weight. I'm destined to stay like this. But I will not let it stop me run
I have fell in love with running and I would LOVE to be able to go running around a nature trail or the park but atm I'm too embarrassed. Any advice and help would be really appreciated and I look forward to making friends !