Thanks for your comment on my blog Annette! Wow we have a lot in common! I am 47 and I ran my first 5K in September of last year! I am currently at 174 for my weight too. You are going to do a lot for lent, I hope it will be a time of great spiritual progress for you.
I run 2 days a week at this point, can't run outside because of snow and slippery pavement. So I run on the treadmill and pray my rosary. I have holy cards up on the wall by the treadmill and I can look out the window into the back yard. Today we have a new snowman outside the big window!