Wednesday, February 29, 2012

It's Really Happening!

It’s really happening! I made a goal for myself to complete a 5K before I turned 25 and I’m happy to say that I registered for my first 5K this morning! My co-worker and husband are both joining me in this 5K. As of right now, I am not really nervous. I’d say on a nervousness scale of 1 to 10, I am at a 2. The 5K will be taking place in a nearby city on April 28, 2012. The only real expense for this 5K is the entry fee. Both my co-worker and my husband are supportive of my weight-loss efforts so I was very pleased when they expressed their interest in joining me at this event!

(Photo from Registration Packet)

I know right now that I am not going to be running the entire 5K. I don’t even think that I can run a mile at this time, or five minutes straight for that matter. I want it, though. I want to be able to run a mile, which makes me want to run two miles, and then three. I love the feeling of accomplishment, so I think that even if I don’t run half of the 5K, I will still be so happy to complete it!
I’ve never been a spectator or a participant in a 5K before. Does anyone have any tips/advice that I can take with me?


  1. You are SO going to love this!! You'll get such a rush after having completed it, that you'll be ready to register for your next one. I promise. If you've never ran before, I suggest downloading Robert Ullery's couch to 5K program. I believe it's 8 weeks long, but it really does work. YOu do it 3 times per week (which can be the 3 days you work outside, so you don't have to worry about anything else right now) and he tells you when to run, when to stop etc. it starts with only a 1 or 2 min run at a time, then you walk then run etc. It's amamzing. I've ran 10 5k's using his program. Haven't ran in a year, but promised my daughter i'd do one with her in April. SO maybe YOU just enouraged me to get started on the program again, I'd hate to let my daughter down. Get GOOD running sneakers too if you don't already have them. They will make a WORLD of difference!! I bet by the end of you this, you'll be calling yourself a runner and you'll be enjoying it! Kym

  2. eee! I'm so glad you have a support team too! I can't wait to hear about it! I registered for one once and was ready to run it....and then really hurt my knee. I switched to biking soon after that and never went for it again. Part of my problem is that I really don't care for the group running thing or the competition, I'm lame that way.