Our expert says:
Well, good for you for thinking through the situation and arriving at the conclusion you have! I think it's the right way to do this!
In terms of what to do, i think a structured programme is the best bet to start with. I think you'll have enough initiative to learn from the programme, learn about yourself and start to make some changes.
So I'd look at a programme on the site, if you go to the fitness page (where you're reading this, probably), you'll see a link for "workout programmes" if you hover over that tab.
I think the walking programmes are a good first bet, specifically the advanced programme of 10 km in 11 weeks. But I can tell you that to walk 5km in 45 minutes puts you probably in week two or three of that programme at least, because you're not quite at zero if you can do that! So I'd start there.
I think that with summer on the way you should also look at moving your sessions out of the home and onto the roads or trails. With friends, for support and motivation, because indoor training is very tough, mentally. And with a treadmill at 20 degrees, you'll be limited as to the speed you can walk and run.
I have a feeling that if you get out, and you get yourself up to regular walks of 30 minutes, it'll be a matter of time before you start running and then running more. And if you find a goal, perhaps a 10km ladies run in December, you can do that!
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