Posted: 15/07/2015 at 13:20
Good for you for getting out there.
I'm in the same boat - just started jog/walking again due to having a couple of years off and being diagnosed with a chronic pain condition that affects my joints - mainly my feet and ankles.
After realising I was starting to look like a blob, I have invested in a new pair of super cushioned trainers and am jog/walking for 2 miles, with my dog, every 4 days (it takes 4 days for my feet to recover again). It's great to be back out doing this as I've really missed it, but for now, it's baby steps as I recondition my body to accept that this is ok and is not painful.
I'm adding in some swimming and some cycling, so hopefully will be fighting fit this time next year.
The breathing does get easier, it just takes time. Don't push too hard too soon and you'll be just fine. Also, maybe try jogging on the grass for less impact.
Best of luck anyway and hope it gets easier for you.