Hello all, I'm back! Happy to say that my knee no longer hurts and I've been able to start the programme again. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the injury, I've had to start all over again which is irritating as I was only one run away from graduation last time Still, it's the smart thing to do as I haven't run since the end of June and my body needs to get used to it again.
I had to stop running because I developed pain and swelling in my left knee. It turns out that the muscles in my legs are very tense and they were putting too much pressure on my joints. Not stretching after runs hadn't helped as well as doing too many runs a week, so I'm going to have to complete C25K my way this time. I'm warming up my muscles before every run and stretching afterwards, as well as doing other stretches in between runs as well. There's no way I'm going to risk the same thing happening again. Also, I'll only be doing two runs a week rather than one every other day.
I did my first run second time around yesterday and pretty much as soon as I left the house it started to rain so I started feeling pretty upset. Of course, after a few minutes listening to Laura I completely forgot about the rain! It was good to remember how much I loved doing the programme last time.
Anyway, it's good to be back and to read other people's accounts. See you next time!