Well, I haven't posted anything since deciding to try running again. As I said, I felt particularly unfit and still had the chronic remnants of many injuries received over the years. Reading Eric's book really inspired me but I realised my feet were in a terrible state from many, many years of wrong shoes and NEVER walking barefoot! The answer came in the form of Eric's 6 week beginners course. I am now 4 weeks into it......and LOVING running! This is a completely new experience for me.......I can't wait to get out at the end of the day (my dogs also say thank you Eric :)). In fact, I think I now have a bit of tendonitis in my flexor halluces longus, (probably been overdoing the slant board whilst training), and I am having real problems resting it......I just want to run! I was very good for a couple of days and then....my B2R shoes arrived.......couldn't help myself........thought I'd just go for a walk and try short jogs, just to see how they felt.....you know? Well ended up running for 30mins! Back to ice and anti-inflammatories!
Anyway I just wanted to say a very big thank you Eric. I may only be taking baby steps, but it feels how I always thought running should!!!
A little aside - I have also changed my diet in a fairly major way and between running and diet I have been able to reduce my anti-hypertensives by half! Hoping to prove all the medics wrong and be off them by the end of the year!