Couch to 5k Update

I haven't forgotten about my Couch to 5K challenge, just a little slow this week to get started on it. Update Week 1: D-I-F-F-I-C-U-L-T

Conditioning your body for running is rough and A LOT of work. Week one consisted of a lot of soreness on my thighs, booty, and unfortunately some pain on the shins. I didn't feel pain on the shins after yesterday's run I and think it might have been the initial . . . "wtf" my body was going through. I do have very nice running sneakers that I purchased at a running store with help of their sales people (A post on that in the near future).

Week 2, so far: Not too bad.

After last week, I was a little hesitant to get up and run again. It was one of those "what am I doing to myself moments," but yesterday, after work and before Zumba, I completed Week 2, Day 1. I'm going to try to run today as well and then Sunday.

Week 3 goal:

Run every other day and not wait until the end of the week to get it all done. Can you say procrastinator?


Any runners out there with flat feet that can offer advice? I think I need more support on my arch.

Can someone suggest effective stretches to do after running.