I took it to heart, to run slowly. I graduated today, running less than 3k! However, I have been injury free and am grateful to be running at all, after having CFS/ME. Thanks to my physio for recommending C25K, and for recommending magnesium to alleviate muscle pain.
Have found I like running in the morning, in stillness and relative silence. I went out today in before dawn in our first frost and ran without wheezing, although I could see my breath. Going slowly, no puffing and panting that leads to a cough. Running has helped with low mood which I'm prone to in the dark months.
My goal was to graduate before our daughter came home from NZ for Christmas. I managed it, 1 1/2 hours before she walked through the door! Will tell my athletic son over Christmas and wait for the shocked look!
Told hubby he could start when I graduate. His turn now! Wowed by all the guided runs I've found in the Nike app. Not sure I could walk 5k yet, never mind run, but the next goal is the park run.
Thanks to this great group for such enthusiastic support.