I'm new here and have come to running relatively late. I'm 46 and it was time to decide whether to give in to the sofa or get off of it. I decided to do the latter. I thought I was relatively fit as I walk a lot of miles with my two dogs but didn't realise how wrong I was.
I had a chat with my doctor about running as I have Hypothyroidism and have had a couple of disk prolapses and consequently some arthritis in L4/5... her advice in summary was if it doesn't hurt then it's going to help.
I started at the end of March and thought I'd never get through the first week but here I am on a rest day before running W6/R3. I tend to go back a couple of weeks and do easier runs regularly to keep training.
I'd really like to do some park runs once I've graduated and built some confidence.
Two weeks to go so best foot forward!