So I went out at lunch time today for my second run. I did a different route to my first run and it was so much better. Mostly flat or downhill, and where a run coincided with a hill, I just ran around on the flat bit and walked up the hill. I managed all the runs bar one as the podcast went a bit weird and skipped the first run. Didn't realise until I got to the end of the warm down walk. It was lovely running around my local park. I was sharing it with an elderly couple who were out for a stroll, one of which was using sticks, so I definitely didn't feel self-conscious.
My partner is going to start on Sunday, so we're going to do it together. He'll be faster than me, but we'll be in the same vicinity at least.