I just wanted to share something with you.
I am a 47 year old chap who is fairly active but not really done any exercise for 10 years.
I felt it was time I got off my butt and decided to start the C25K programme. For 5 weeks I followed the programme, got fitter and loved every minute of it. By the end of the 5th week I did my first 20 minute run and I felt so proud of myself.
Just after this I felt I could just keep going and after two more days I finished my 5k, since then I have done 7 more. Boy I felt good and after each run I got quicker and quicker.
Last week my run was a hard one and at the end, my left knee hurt and I had the biggest blister on my right foot with the skin ripped off.
I have had to stop running this week because I didn't want to do more damage.
Saturday, I went to get checked out for 'proper' running shoes. The guy in the shop was a diamond. He told me the shoes I had were already suitable for me, so what was the problem?
Well it was me and my eagerness to run a 5k. He told me I had pushed myself too hard and too fast. My body just hadn't adjusted yet to the new pressures I was placing on it.
So now I am going back to week 6 to finish properly.
So with mixed emotions I am giving it another go. Learn from my mistakes. As I have read sooooo many times on this forum. Slow & steady is the way to go.