Hi, this is my first post. I'm in my fourties, unfit and overweight. I've been tap dancing for 3 years and recently just started playing Netball again as a shooter (so not much running). A runner I have never been and never thought I'd be able to do this.
Despite a bit of extra exercise nothing was helping me shift the weight. So I've decided to give this a go. The first run was hell. If fact the first week was. I have found the second week easier and feel like I am running a little bit faster. Maybe thats my imagination though.
My only worry is that I have severe bowel adhesions. Basically my bowel is stuck to the lining of my stomach and causes a fair bit of pain every day. I am hoping I can keep going, lose weight and get fitter because I am sure that'll help my condition. One thing has frightened me though. Week 5 to 6 seems like a massive jump. Right now I can't see how I can run for that long. Eeeek.