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Update: The 10k is on!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hi friends!

I'd been gone from Sparkpeople for a bit, but I haven't been "inactive"! I've just been tracking my running with the Runkeeper app on my iPhone. :)

Here's the amazing part of the story: I hated running.

I thought a treadmill was the worst thing in the world!

Treadmills are still on my list of "worst things in the world", but running outside is another story. Going for a run outdoors in the chilly morning air, or enjoying the running trail on a warm sunny afternoon, are some of the best things ever!

Running became an option when we cut the gym to be more budget-conscious (and because our baby girl wouldn't stay in the nursery.) Trust me, we tried. They just kept interrupting my workout because she'd been crying for 10-15 minutes straight.

As a mom, i just couldn't do that.

But I wasn't about to use it as an excuse to not workout!

The solution was something I could do at home, especially while the kids were sleeping.

Running in the morning is not the workout I would've chosen. Give me Zumba, Hip Hop, free weights & cool cardio machines (not treadmills) at the club!

Instead of seeing the limitations and what I couldn't do, I contacted my runner friend Liliana for advice. She was SO excited about me trying running that I just had to try it.

I tried it, and I liked it.

And I'm running a 10k next month!

Last year, I attempted a Mercy 5k run with my Air 1 Radio and Mercy Ministries friends for a great cause. I ran/walked that 5k.

Now I'm training for that 10k and the goal is to finish!

I'm excited about it and we'll see where that takes me. Maybe even the Minnie 1/2 Marathon at Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL that my friend Liliana suggested, January of 2012.

Good things ... maybe even GREAT things are yet to come!

Coppelia :)
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  • v LSZYDLO
    Woo Hoo!!! You go girl!!!!

    I'm getting ready for my first 10K too. I started out HATING everything about running but now it is one of my favorite things to do. Praying while I run makes it something I look forward to instead of dread. emoticon
    1903 days ago
  • v LESSISMORE2010
    Congrats to you for finding something that works for you, and that you are actually able to enjoy! Update when you can! Good luck at your race :)
    1903 days ago
  • v MELP06
    That's awesome! I am slowly trying to start. Currently when I go out for my 4 mile walk I jog parts of it. Never thought that I would be doing it and enjoying it either! I have a 12k coming up but the plan is to only walk it this year - next year will be a different story! Good luck! emoticon
    1903 days ago
  • v ROOTIHAUSMAN
    Good luck with your 10k run!! You are going to do AWESOME!

    Thanks for sharing your story.
    1903 days ago
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