Hi everyone! I am totally new to trying to improve myself by running, and I do mean TOTALLY NEW. I am walking one minute on the treadmill, and then running slowly until I cannot go anymore, and then walking until I can run again. The problem is that my knees are screaming at me. I wear really good shoes, with inserts that previously helped me battle through a 3 year case of Plantar Fasciitis that kicked me almost to cripple status back from power walking 4 miles a day three years ago. (It totally sucked!!!) I am really motivated, and LOVE how good I feel so far working towards a higher fitness level!...Except for this knee pain! So my question is...Is knee pain when you first start to push yourself normal if you are overweight and starting a walk run program? Is it OK to continue without the risk of debilitating myself? I have been using a Pentrex, and ordered some patella braces a few days ago, but It is just SOOOO frustrating!!! It seems that every time I start to accomplish small steps towards my goals, major pain in some way or another rears it's ugly head. I am scared to death of a repeat of the debilitating pain that the Plantar Faciitis caused with my feet. (So far my feet are very happy with running.) So please give me any suggestions you can. Also, I have had a few people suggest different fitness applications, but would really like very very much to stick with building up to running as it is dropping the weigh off of me like nothing I have every done!