I've just signed up to this forum and, already, I'm finding the comments and fellow-feeling invaluable. Over the years, I've tried running and have felt acutely embarrassed at not being able to last for more than about 45 seconds (on a good day!). I thought there must be something seriously wrong with me, seeing all these other people run apparently effortlessly around me. Anyhow, I'm now pacing myself gently with C25K and it is extremely helpful to know that others are on a similar learning curve.
For the moment, I have just one question... Is it too early to buy a decent pair of running shoes? I'm wearing a pair of asics which I bought a while back for general gym purposes. They feel very long on me, and I'm wondering if a better fitting pair would make any difference at all. Should I wait until I see how I get on over the next few weeks, or do the deed now?