THANKS for stopping by my page. I started running 1 year (and 38 pounds lighter) into this journey. Since I was so out of shape when I started, 10 minutes 3 times a day on the elliptical was all I could manage in the beginning. Within a year's time (and a VERY long 3 month plateau) I started with a walk/run program via my gym until I was running. That was March 25, 2006 and I haven't stopped since.
Since I have never been a runner I had no idea how my body would respond, but (at least for me) I am glad that I allowed myself time to ease into it....made it easier for me to not feel so overwhelmed.
I hope this helps and I wish you all the best...I will add that from all the books and articles I have read on becoming a runner, one must be able to walk at least 30 minutes at a brisk pace before starting a walk/run program. If you can do this, then you are well on your way...check out the Spark Your Way to a 5K in the search box at the top of your page. It is a great progam to get you started.