I'm now on week 4 of C25K and I really enjoy running now, which is totally surprising since I've passed the previous 30 years avoiding any form of exercises except belly dance and fitness at the gym club, but it was years ago. I'm recovering from a chimio and a surgery and my legs were okay looking back then, even if I was and am still overweight.
Since I've started running, I've been delighted by all the positive aspects of it (more energy, less stress etc...) but I notice that my calfs are now much larger - I feel my muscles are thighter but I thought that sport would actually improve the look of my body and not making it looking worse! I know it sounds really superficial, but I really need to be in peace with my body after all the past difficulties...
I'm not planning on giving up running (I've caught the bug I would say) but I wonder if I do it the wrong way (is it a matter of type of shoes, of grounds...)? Do my weight (1,55m/61in for 74kg/48Ib) may have an influence on it - like a heavy charge that would be put on my legs and force my muscles reacting by going larger? Will it eventually go back to normal once my body will get used to running? If not, are there any specific exercises that would help me to stretch my legs to be longer/thinner instead of larger?
Thank you very much and sorry about my English - I hope it's not too confusing!