Friend and fellow blogger Shannon has inspired me to do this Couch to 5K program.
It is appealing to me because the workouts seem very manageable and something that I can bring into my life without taking so much time away from the family. I don't have to join a gym or buy any special equipment. I also like the idea of running in city sponsored 5K events just to have that goal and a reason to keep exercising beyond just personal fitness.
From the website: "Too many people have been turned off of running simply by trying to start off too fast. Their bodies rebel, and they wind up miserable, wondering why anyone would possibly want to do this to themselves.
You should ease into your running program gradually. In fact, the beginners' program we outline here is less of a running regimen than a walking and jogging program. The idea is to transform you from couch potato to runner, getting you running three miles (or 5K) on a regular basis in just two months."
From couch potato to runner...I like that.
I'll keep posting about my progress.