Well I started the couch to 5k yesterday with an evening run along with my husband. You listen to instructions on your ipod along with music and it guides you through the programme gradually. The first run consisted of a fast 5 minute warm up walk followed by alternate 60 second runs and 90 second fast walks. All in all it takes 30 mins and we covered just under 2 miles. I really enjoyed it, we had a laugh and got the blood pumping.
I thought I'd give it a go and I'm glad I did but I'm not sure if I'll do it again This morning when I got up I noticed my knuckes, fingers and wrists were sore and a little swollen. This incuded my left hand which hasn't troubled me for months. My shoulders, elbows and forearms were sore too and my knees a little warm and tingly. If I was aching...which I'm not.. I'd put it down to being unfit but I think this is my body warning me that it would like to flare. I've walked my dogs as usual and been for a swim and feel much better but I'm feeling deflated. I know many of you probably thought I was mad trying it in the first place and to be honest so did I but I really needed to see for myself. I have my gym membership starting 1st December so maybe I'll just hold fire for some low impact exercise and avoid losing the marvellous mobility I'm currently blessed with. It's all just part of acceptance I suppose.