Hi everyone, after my long unplanned break due mainly to dodgy knees I am relieved to say I am back on track - forgive the pun! I decided to re-do the C25K plan and to really build up strength I have been spending at least 2 weeks on each week. I often run a bit longer than Laura says and have to hold myself back. I am now half way through and chomping at the bit. My knees seem ok so far, but I don't want to tempt fate. On my no run days I am going for long walks or up and down my 3 flights of stairs a few times if its too cold or icy. Yoga has helped a lot too as well as the nhs knee exercises. On this mornings walk I really had to rein myself in, next time I walk I might have to wear wellies, ha ha! The good gremlins (is there such a thing?), sit on my shoulder repeating all your great advice, slow and steady, slow is best and I feel reassured I am doing the right thing. Thanks all.