Hi, I'm Cathy. I started this comm because I've been trying to improve my health and get in better shape, and I figure 6 miles is a good place to start.
I live just south of Denver, Colorado. We're still having bouts of winter-type weather, but I was able to get out of my office and walk around the neighborhood twice last week and it felt really great.
I'm 30 and I've never been an athletic person, though I have a collection of aerobic/cardio dvds that I try to do regularly. I also enjoy swimming and a friendly game of tennis. I would say my fitness level is beginner - I don't have a lot of stamina, though I have improved in recent months. I'd like to lose 20 pounds this year and improve my endurance.
When I lived in Seattle, I did a 5K walk with a few coworkers in Spring '05. I also might try another 5K here in Colorado in May, if I can talk my sister into doing it with me.
For this challenge, I think I'll start in earnest ~April 10 after I return from vacation. First, I would train ~4 weeks for the May 5K if I sign up for that, then another 4-6 weeks to train for 6 miles. Which would make my 6-mile target mid-to-late June.
I'd be happy to have a buddy or group to pace with, if anyone else wants to shoot for June as well.