Yes, my goal is to eventually be able to run outdoors much of the time. My issue is my spine - I've got scoliosis with some degeneration and arthritis. The curvature in my spine causes uneven weight distribution which affects my right hip as well as my knees. Plus, I'm 45 and never ran before starting the C25K. I just plan on easing my way into it a bit. I don't want to go all out and then injure myself and quit. But I also don't want to just say I can't do something because of a little pain. I'm trying to find the balance.
Today I ran 30 minutes on the TM without too much difficulty!