Congratulations on your pregnancy.
Just coming back to report on my progress after all my knee injury complaining earlier in the summer. Well, I have been religious about doing my stretches, I do them morning & evening as well as before and after runs, and it really does seem to help. I took about a month off from running until the pain subsided, and then went back to walk / run (vaguely following couch 2 5k). I am MUCH better now, and am running 3-5 k about 3 times a week (sometimes twice a week, sometimes 4 times). I think I'm probably always going to have to watch my knees -- I'm actually OK running now, but sometimes sitting in the same position for hours, or walking to work wearing work shoes instead of runners, I feel a twinge. But I'm very glad to be running again. I'm hoping to do the 5 mile Simon race in the Phoenix Park next month, but if I'm not ready for it I'll definitely do a 5k in December either in Marley or the Phoenix Park (I'm away this Sunday & can't do the Rathfarnham 5k).
I'd like to speed up a bit, and I also think i could do with some breathing tips, but I'm getting on OK!
I'm starting Pilates tomorrow, so hopefully that will be a help too.
Thanks so much for all your advice and for advising me to see a physio.
Also, to anyone asking about sportswear (I know people have been asking about socks / bras etc), Champion Sports had 20% off all Nike clothes all last week -- maybe the sale is still on this week if anyone is interested?