Hi All - I'm a newbie poster to the forum. I completed the C25K programme nearly 2 weeks ago having never run anywhere since Year 8 Cross Country and spending the last 30 years sitting down in an office job. I've loved the positivity and the sense of achievement that every part of the programme has given me and feel massively proud that at 52 I have finally found an exercise activity I can do and really enjoy. However ..... I am now back on the couch nursing an extremely painful knee helped only by regular ice wraps and Voltarol gel. It was so bad a cuple of days ago that I could not put any weight on it ( I'm a petite 5ft 2 and 8 stone) and could only manage stairs on my bum. There is a big improvement today and i can now walk in a way resembling vaguely normal.
Will this ever get better? How should I go about building back up to 5k? Cant believe how much I'm missing my running!