Alternative Workout Idea: Racewalking
Looking for a competitive outlet but know that you're not the marathon type? You may want to investigate racewalking. Racewalking can be superb for building and maintaining cardiovascular fitness.
In general, it's a lower impact sport than running, since the foot does not pound the racing surface. And racewalking technique tends to work and strengthen certain torso muscles in the hips, abdomen and back.
Racewalking is an appropriate fitness activity for any healthy individual. You don't need to know the best techniques before you start, just get out there and add some gusto to your daily walk. Try to increase your speed every day. And swaying your hips as you walk will smooth out your gait.