I'm not a runner and I'm trying to decide if I'm OK with that. I always wanted to do a marathon, but I think I may need to settle for the Schlotzky's Bun Run and Chuy's 5K I did in Austin several years ago.
About that time I also got up at dawn for a few months to join a running group in Westlake. It was full of elite runners and very intimidating. I liked our coach, she was a petite Latina who ran like the wind with perfect form and grace. She was also a tough coach. I stuck with it for awhile but never was able to connect with anyone else because they were always literally ahead of me. I did excel at running stands, though. : D
Sergio and I are both 54, our current routine now is to do body weight workouts in the park. He's a great partner for me in this, his natural latin vibe is much more prone to activity than my grizzly bear spirit is. I would always rather jog around the corner for coffee than to the park to exercise.
Its about a 15 minute bike ride to get there, we do burpees or some other full body cardio thing that is equally painful, and then a few sets of body weights. The only thing very structured about it is that we do it 4 times a week. It doesn't really matter if you are hopping along to youtube videos or if you have Jennifer Aniston's trainer, the most important thing is eating as clean as you can, and consistently moving. I say that with full confession of a creeping afternoon habit of a handful of lime and chile fritos that has crept into my days. You can't find them in the US. sigh.
Physical goals are an awesome counterpoint to our other goals, they mirror the same basic process for getting from point A to B but generally you literally have to move more. And, if you are working at something you basically suck at, is GREAT practice in being OK with where you are at.