Running with Patellofemeral Syndrome
I can be very sensitive about this topic, which I know is silly. But I have Patellofemeral syndrome, it was something that I have had since I was a child and is not exercise or injury related, rather... my bone structure is just a genetic curse. I have always seen women jogging down the street or through the park and on more than one occasion it has made me cry. I've always wanted to do that. But never have been able to.
Well. I want to. I feel like if I can run a 5k, then I truly can do anything. I've never run. I'm kind of afraid of it. But I went and bought special running shoes that will help, especially with my condition. I bought special ice packs that are specifically for the knees and strap on.
Now... where do I start? This is truly a couch to 5k moment! Has anyone had experience with never running a day in your life to starting?
Any advice? Pointers? Encouragement? And if you have PFS, how have you dealt with running?