Well, I write this awaiting a pair of trainers and ready to face the thing that has daunted me for an awfully long time... Running!
I am an almost 40 year old woman who is several stones overweight and has dodgy knees. I was a member of a gym but it became too expensive and the equipment wasn't being maintained properly etc so I am going to bite the bullet and try to run instead.
I am nervous about it all to be honest because I know from watching the biggest loser etc that you are never too fat to run but even when I was a skinny child iwas never a great runner. It's obviously imprinted in my mind that I can't do it and that's probably why I think it's not going to work. I am sure once I start it will be fine but my knees are the only thing worrying me. I was in a head on collision two years ago and the knees took the brunt. I can't kneel on them without pain and I did go to physio and lunges were given to me as a or of strengthening. The crunching noise in one of them was something that will go with time I was assured..! Another thing I had was peritonitis and an appendectomy at the start of the year and I'm on my 6th week of no exercise so this week ahead I should be able to do something vigorous..!
Anyway I am probably after reassurance from all the others who were in the exact same situation I was in before they started so any words of advice or encouragement would be appreciated!