Yesterday I did run 2 after work - walking/jogging along the river to the Park and Ride. My first run wasn't entirely pleasurable - but the feeling on finishing was great. I also ached for days!
However yesterday was much better and I'm so pleased! I didn't keep watching my phone counting down the seconds until my next walk, I didn't feel so conscious either, and the distance travelled over the time was a good chunk further than run 1. Best of all, I took your advice and did a few stretches after the warm down walk - and haven't ached at all!
I felt my feet were slapping less, even though I was wearing the same shoes - perhaps it was a case of me taking things more easy from the outset - not sure!
Really looking forward to run 3 after work tomorrow now!