The same week I started doing one push-up a day, I began running one mailbox a day for the first week. Then two mailboxes a day the second week and so on. Mailboxes are about 100 meters apart here.
The running goal was first, and very simply to “wake everything up” – tendons, ligaments, muscles, cartilage. The pace was slower than a slow walk. Seriously.
After one month, I was very slowly jogging the equivalent of one lap around a school track – 400 meters.