My primary aim is to lose some weight. I am 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighed 103kg three weeks ago. On the chart I am well into the 'Obese' range. Milestone 1 would be to get down to being merely 'Overweight' (92kg). Milestone 2 down to a 'Healthy Weight' (76kg).
I am counting calories and eating more healthily, but want to get into some regular exercise. So I began C25K.
* Week 1 was quite difficult and I was not able to complete all of the running segments. I was having shin problems, muscle not bone, and took Ruth_canal_runner's advice to get a good pair of running shoes. I completed the week, spread over slightly more days than the seven. I decided to repeat W1.
* Week 2 (W1 repeat), I completed W1R1 with few problems on Sunday, and W1R2 today. I am taking the advice to run more slowly and so am able to complete the run segments. I plan to do W1R3 on Thursday, and roll onto Week 2 proper thereafter.
I have been listening to 'What I Talk About When I Talk About Running' audiobook by Haruki Murakami for inspiration, and loving it.
PS - His running is in a completely different league, but it's ok to dream.