I don't normally write on here, I just use it for hints tips.
I started couch to 5k about a year ago. I suffered from severe pain in my lower back when I ran up to a mile. Took me months and months to get past it. Gave up at one point, but then bought a treadmill. I managed to restart the programme complete the runs and did core exercises 2-3 times a week.
I got to the 5k mark and then was encouraged to sign up for the 10k!
Tried a road run in preparation and hurt my accillies! 2 weeks out and though is never be able to run outside! Back on treadmill...
Anyway It's been a tough ole year but this weekend I managed to complete the 10k run in 55minutes! And no back pain whatsoever. My ankle held up too!
So whatever your aches and pain, manage them carefully do what your body tells you is comfortable and keep pushing yourself slowly! You'll get there.... Even signed my self up for a half marathon in October!
Good luck all!!