Although this is my first post I've been reading this forum for a few weeks now and it looks like a great place for advice and support.
I first attempted c25k about 3 1/2 years ago, buying trainers from my wife's catalogue, that looked good and assuming they were my fit because they were the size I wear.
1st run was ok, 2nd run okish and 3rd run my body just said no! I lost heart and gave up!
Fast forward to 2014. I'm nigh on 38 my belly is pushing out horizontally, something needs to be done! I sort out my diet, cutting down on biscuits and crisps and wiping out the Golden Arches! I start walking a couple of miles every other day and the pounds start to drop happy me! Then I got to the stage where I wanted to run again! Maybe I should get in touch with Laura again!!
In trainers I had used for everyday wear for the last 8 months or so I set of on day 1 run 1. Completed it with a few niggles but nothing to write home about, day 2 had similar niggles but I felt ok immediately after the run. Later that a day I began to stiffen, pain in my left knee gradually got worse. After a week of limping and no running I gave in and went to the doctor to find I had sprained my MCL.
In my time away I've been reading up on running, keeping in touch with this forum. I discovered that the problems on both occasions were with my left leg. The leg that wore the trainer that only just fitted, ok for walking, no good for running.
So this morning I've started again in my shiny new shoes that fit properly!! Hopefully I'll be telling you next week I'm on week two!!