Hi, so i completed my first run last night..... It felt like i was dying but i completed all the minute runs. So i have two questions... The first is that will someone reassure me that it WILL get easier over time? and secondly my muscles have been screaming at me since last night... It's getting better over the course of the day but my calves especially are sore and achy. Is there anything to soothe them and any way i might prevent it hurting so much on tomorrows run? Bit of background... I quit smoking last week (so have the nasty coughing up rubbish and feeling fluey feeling) and have done no form of exercise since i was at school (over a decade ago) I am at the top end of normal weight wise at 159lbs at 5" 7.