Hello, this is my first post. It may sound crazy but I have been running around my very large lounge as the outdoors in Egypt is not conducive to running - terrible traffic and pollution, lots of staring at foreigners, very uneven or non-existent pavements. I feel too self-conscious to go to the gym, its full of skinny people! Guess at some point I am going to have to brave either the outdoors or a gym - due to circumstances buying a treadmill right now isn't going to work. Today I felt a bit dizzy after the 3 minute runs (going round in circles!). So far I haven't really struggled, does this mean I should step up the pace? I am frightened of going faster and injuring myself as I have had problems with achilles tendon in the past. Not easy to go faster inside either! Does running around the lounge count as running?! It is definitely light jogging but I don't feel that out of breath.