If you've got the all clear and are ready for the 5k challenge, decide if you are going to walk or run the race, or do a combination of both.
For more support and motivation, find a group to train with — or start one of your own. Ask around your office or neighborhood or check online for walk/run buddies to train with. "Camaraderie is one of the main reasons women train," said Gray.
Training for a charity event is a great way to get fit and do good at the same time. "Women tend to be more focused when they have a cause that they believe in," noted Gray.
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