Did first run of week two today. Am finding I am nowhere near as breathless as I was even in the space of a week. But I am finding my arches hurt and my legs, not really shins exactly but sort of upper ankle lower calves. That was a real off putter today, the actual running wasn't easy at all but it was definitely the pain that put me off. Also my knees didn't hurt during running but ache now. Both knees and arches ache a bit now, not really sure what to do. Don't think they need ice as it's only a little ache but I don't want them to hurt next time. I didn't get shoes properly fitted, is it really that essential??? Also, I like it when it's raining gently, it's quite soothing and refreshing. However, of the 4 runs I have done it has rained on every single one, and 3 of them I have gotten absolutely soaked on. Wore my normal coat the first time I ran but practically boiled wearing it. I am in a bit of a conundrum at the moment on the subject of running gear. i'm loathe to spend out lots of money on proper running gear. But at the same time, I would like to continue running after the c25k programme finishes, and I am even more loathe to spend out on some stuff now that is cheapish but "ill do" and then spend out even more further down the line on the "proper" stuff. I just feel like it's a bit early in the journey to shell out money, but if I go out in the pouring rain with a normal hoody that gets sopping wet again or a normal coat that I have to take off as it weighs a ton and is boiling hot i can see I could quite easily get fed up. Hmmm!
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