Sunday, August 29, 2010

Couch to 5k in 5 weeks!

Yes - that's my goal!
Get my butt off the couch and start training to run a 5k!
(ok -- well in fairness to me - I actually never "just sit" on the couch, I'm always doing something - it's just that something is rarely the gym) :)

Some of you are laughing because you.don'
Others of you are laughing because you think a 5k is easy!
Well, I'm somewhere in between "No way can I do" and "Heck yes, this will be easy!".
I used to run 3 miles 3 times a week for soccer -- but that was high school.
and that was a LONG time ago!

So I've picked my race -- it's local and in October!
Now that doesn't give me much time, but I'm going to try!!
If I don't feel "ready" by October .. there is one in November!
My ultimate goal would be a half marathon in December ...
but I don't want to get ahead of myself. :)

My reasons?
1. It's good for me!!
2. It's good for Nelson -- he's going with me!!
(Love.Jogging.Strollers. -- even though I've rarely used it. hehe)
3. I love having a goal to work towards - and reaching it!
4. Baby Weight. (need I say more!?)

I found this article here that gives you a weekly workout to follow ...

So - I'll keep you posted on my progress!
But tomorrow is Day 1.
Ahhh. I already want to quit and go hide out in my craftroom!!

Maybe you guys can check on me? Keep me on track?


  1. So how did day one go? I think I'm going to join you on the 5k in 5 weeks thing. Normally I like riding my bike, but I think I'd like to try jogging as a change to pace. Not to mention it be good for my doggy as well.

    Love your craft table btw. I'm still designing mine. :)

  2. There's a marathon in my town in 6 weeks... I've never been a runner, but it seems there is just enough time for me to try and train to run the 5k! Thanks for the link and the inspiration. :o)


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