After my first run on Friday I went into today with a little less trepidation because I had some idea of what to expect.
Having suffered with jarring in my knees and ankles on R1 I'd bought some more comfortable running shoes with an air cushion and they were a great help (picture attached because I've been told it's the law round here).
Free from the distraction of ankle pain I was able to concentrate on all the other things that hurt - tightness in the calf, burning lungs, etc. Running is the gift that keeps on giving!
Reading through the posts on here a lot of people say running is addictive and you get hooked on the feeling. Really?? I assume these are the same people who pay good money to get spanked with a leather paddle in some seedy Soho underground club??! I think running is something to endure - I'm a long way off finding the pleasure in it! Still an old quote did come to mind, "today's pain is tomorrow's strength".
My next run is scheduled in for Wednesday which will mark the end of week one. A small achievement but having gone 10 years without routine exercise it's one I'll feel a little proud of. Let's hope I make it.