I think this is an achievable goal. November's far enough off that, if you put in the work and stay committed, you can do it. The fact that you ran 6 days a week at one point bolsters my confidence.
You'll need to be realistic starting out. You can't just jump back to 6 days a week right off. Since you're not going for any particular time goal (good idea for first marathon), I recommend using the first 6 months to set up a good base. Progressively add more mileage each week. Start out "running" 4 days this next full week. Go at least 20 minutes each day and 30 minutes on Saturday or Sunday (this will be your "long" day). Don't group all your workouts all in one part of the week (for example don't run Thurs - Sun and then take off Mon - Wed), spread it out. Concentrate on exercising the full time, don't concentrate on distance. At least starting out. Later on when you settle in to a pace and can equate it to miles, then you can start going by mileage if you desire. Also, you may need to take a run/walk approach if you can't go the full time running. For example, run for 3 minutes, walk for 2, run 3, walk 2. Don't kill yourself, but you should be sweating and breathing. Each week add 3 - 5 minutes onto your long run. Every 3 weeks either add 3 - 5 minutes to your non-long day workouts or add another day of running (your choice), but don't do both. With 3 months to go, we'll have to assess where you're at, how you've been feeling, and decide whether to make some changes/add speed work.
To help motivate you, start researching November/December marathons and then sign up! And finally, quit listening to that friend that says running isn't good for you.
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