So, I thought I would see if I am not the only one concerned for getting up and running. Short story, I have never been able to run for more than 2 minutes my entire life, I kind of blame my asthma for it, but it may also be partly me being out of shape. However, one of the career paths that I may take I can potentially be in the army, so I would have to qualify for their 8 minute mile standards as well ask keep up their PT every week. So...I was wondering if there was anyone out there that has not been able to run before, but now is in a running routine and it isn't a problem anymore. I have three years to be able to get up to that standard. I have been out of an exercise routine for a while now, trying to get back into one. I have downloaded the Zombies! Run 5k app, which I have only done 2 days worth. I believe I did 2-3 weeks worth of the C25K until I ended up with shin splints and stopped. I had a discussion with my parents and my dad believes I can't do it. So here I am trying to find the support I need to motivate me to get up and get moving. My boyfriend has two sisters who run, I was thinking about talking with one of them to see what I can do to get me where I need to be in the next three years.