Last fall I started a Couch To 10K program. I walk a lot and decided to give running a try. It went great for a couple weeks then I twisted my knee and ended up on crutches. By the time I was ready to go again the snow was flying (I live in Sweden).
I'm itching to start again. We've had a decent thaw and it's warmed up. Although I know we're going to get more snow I can't wait to hit the road.
A Couch To 10K program starts you off very slowly. The first week is basically walk 4.5 minutes jog .5 minutes repeated several times. Week by week you increase the running and decrease the walking. You go no more often than every other day. The program I'm doing is 13 weeks.
I do it along with this app: Run 10K
I'm starting again tomorrow, Feb 1. By May 1 I should be able to run 10K. Anybody care to "join" me? It's really not too bad. I reckon we can provide a little encouragement to each other online.