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?

Questions: 

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.