Hi, I just went out for my very first run today, BEFORE I found this site! I'm 47 and since becoming a late mum, have become unfit and overweight for the first time in my life, which I need to change. I warmed up with a few stretches that I had read about (and knew from having done exercise videos) and alternated jogging and walking for 15 minutes. I also did cool down stretches. I would have like to have been out longer but my back began to hurt (lower back, either side of my spine). Did I miss something?
Also, I went out first thing this morning, before the family is up and it's quiet. I normally skip breakfast but should I eat before I run or is it ok to head straight out with a bottle of water?