Thanks to all the encouragement and advice I received from so many of you, I completed run 3 of week 2 today. Much better than my second run of week 2. And I did the stretching exercises recommended by Irishprincess, which felt very beneficial. And I didn't feel as self conscious as before.
So thanks again, and I'm looking forward (with some trepidation) to week 3.
Jo (New Oldie)