Many, many thanks to each and everyone who has taken the time to reply to my post regarding my return from the dark side!!. Its not easy getting back out there after such a long break (5 months this time) but I love it and I suppose that's what makes me keep going. I had worked hard at the gym since new year, which helped a lot. I had been playing with the dreamills and trotting for about 15 minutes but it seemed to cause me pain in my heel so had to stop that, it was ggggrrrrrrrr time I can tell you I then tried a cross trainer, it made me into a cross trainee, more gggrrrrrrrr time Then things came together in my workouts, cross trainer became easier and I was up to 18 minutes hill work, then 14 minutes rowing, so the lungs were responding at long last. It was then a question of wait for a mild sort of day, no wind and no rain. Someone up there must have thought I deserved my day, and damn it I got it. Yesterday
The good news is today I'm non the worse for having done a longer run than I intended doing, this morning I've done 1 x 50 minutes low impact aerobics class, 1 x 45 minutes mixed high/low aerobics, 30 minutes weights in the gym and finished off with a 40 minute stretch workshop (nice and gentle and good for my tired leg muscles).
So if anyone out there is doubting they can manage exercise in their advanced years, don't doubt yourself is my philosophy, listen to your body and treat it with respect and you will benefit with putting in some work.
Happy running each and everyone of you, newbies stay in touch on here its a wonderful place for help, advice and encouragement. Learning to run won't happen over night, it can take some longer than others, but work at it, be sensible and you will complete the program and hopefully go on to run for years like me.