Posted: Today at 18:48
You'll be fine Wendy. If you can get into the habit of running 4 times a week by the end of the year, that's a very good base line to start from.
And it is all about habit. If you know that, say Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday nights are running nights (or mornings, if that works better for you), and Sunday is your long run day, you can get into the habit of arranging your life around that. Once your brain is programmed to go out for, say, half an hour on a Tuesday night, you don't even have to think about it, you just go. Make life as easy for yourself as possible - lay out your kit the night before, or pack your bag. And once you're in the habit of going out 4 times a week you can increase the length of the runs as you get into marathon training proper.