Have just got back from week 5 run1. Was a bit worried that I would really (& I mean really) struggle after having a week off running due to the he snow drifts here. Well I did it and whilst it wasn't a walk in the park my time was much quicker than any previous run.
I took the dog this week - won't be doing that again for a while for 2 reasons 1. She kept wanting to sniff things and b. she showed me up - whilst I was puffing and panting she barely broke into a jog!!
This week I set off armed with new running equipment. I bought some running shoes (the ones I used before were walking trainers - didn't know there were such things). I had gait analysis done which helped narrow the choice of shoes. What a dilemma - so many shoes to choose from. It was strange but nice running in shoes where you can feel the air getting to your toes and feet.
I also bought some compression socks (thanks Julie). The new kit has made a difference - instead of my lower calves and achilles aching it was the turn of my thighs and buttocks - reassuring to know the bigger muscles are contributing (thought they'd gone on strike).
Thanks for everyone's blogs - it helps to keep me going. Roll on Monday and run 2 - feel a bit more positive although anxious as usual with any increase in running time. Wish me luck.