Thursday, February 24, 2011

Couch Potato No More

I want to give you all a little preview of the absolute miracle that I will be running a 5K this weekend...
About mid November, I started training to run a 5K.  I used the well-known Couch-to-5K Podcast program, and it has worked quite well!  In case you didn't know, a 5K is 3.1 miles long.  Although that isn't a crazy distance, it's really a challenge if you previously had zero experience in distance running or motivation. (That would be me)  So, I was inspired to start, and now here I am, 3 months later, about to run this thing for the first time in public... I could barely run a whole minute without being winded when I first started and now I've signed up for the Thin Mint Sprint in Mobile, AL this weekend (see link)

I'm pretty intimidated and hope that I make it through.  I have this terrible thing where I become anxious before even the slightest event coming up.  So, I fully expect to not sleep well the night before and have knots in my belly the morning of.. Either way, I'm going to finish this thing and feel great for having accomplished something so big. 

So, everyone, stay tuned for hopefully some pictures of me crossing the finish line with a big ol' smile on mi cara. I hope to blog mentally while I run, so maybe you'll get to read that as well ;) 

I hope you all stick in there with me as I continue this journey!!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so proud of you! You are a girl that decides what you want and finds a way to make it happen. I know you will do wonderful this weekend! I can't wait to see the pictures and to talk with you about how you feel you did. I love you so much, Sis!!

    PS... We love you Aunt SieSie!!! Presley, Cora & Tessa