vickie - don't give up and don't listen to the sort of negativity coming from 'friends' who have no idea how hard running is! go really really slowly as others have said
or, 'allow' yourself to run/walk by following a specific run/walk programme (coach to 5k, or look up Jeff Galloway) being active is really important for your health and mental well - being so keep plugging away at it. See if your local running club has a beginners section you can join.
wow Jude, that is brilliant well done to your boys too
sorry I haven't posted much, just been really busy and hardly been on the computer at all
lots of dashing around today - went out for a long run, was running along a grassy track and my feet were getting really wet from the grass and I realised that youngest boy didn't have any waterproof boots for his cub camp next week as we threw his old boots away in Switzerland because they were getting too small. So I dashed home, took him quickly to get some, made lunch, got the kids to band practice, had lunch with OH and then finished off my 20 miler. A bit shattered now!