I'm about to start week 5 tomorrow and up until now I have been using the cross-trainer in my house. There have been two reasons for this, firstly I have lower back problems which I didn't want to exacerbate and also I have been agoraphobic for between three and four years.
However, my back is feeling much stronger as the muscles around it have tightened up and I really want to start running outside. My question for everyone is should I try and run the first week 5 run as planned on the cross trainer or repeat week 4 but outside instead?
I've been much better about getting out and about since February this year and although I'm really nervous about how people might react to seeing a four stone overweight person running, but I really want to give it a try and run properly. Especially as I will be running outside anyway at Christmas because I will be visiting family, so I want to get comfy with it now.
I would really appreciate everyone's advice or tips. Thank you!