Hello, i'm new to this forum. I'm running (crawling?) The 10k race for life in June so working my way up to it. I am 23 and shamefully 3 stone overweight, although i was really good at netball at school i've always been adamant that i HATE running, although i think that was due to the PE teachers putting us through the hell that was cross country, it was awful and humiliating. I'm following Slimming World to hopefully sort the weight issue... I started couch 2 5k last Monday and dear god, that first 'attempt' made me cry it was so bad. I managed the 4th snail paced jog before walking home and crashing out on the sofa crying and sweating and feeling sick. I went out again Tuesday and completed the whole day 1, not 'well' by any means. By day 3 (sunday) i could already notice a huge difference, which is quite simply astonishing.
I did day 1 of week 2 and i was completely dreading it but WOW it really wasn't bad at all. I ran up a non-steep but LONG hill on my last run which was awful and resulted in me giving up the last 10 seconds which i'm not pleased about.
Today i didnt seem to be really gasping for breath like i was last week, however my FEET are aching horrendously by run 5 and still are now (an hour since i finished). It's a dull ache that doesnt seem to go until i really stretch my foot which gives temporary relief. Have i done some damage here? Or is this my feet telling me they're buidling up strength and i need to keep going? I know a lot of answers will be about footwear, can the wrong footwear cause such an ache?