5K, do I dare?

Sunday, January 02, 2011

I am ready to turn the page to the end of a long chapter of self-sabotage and abuse. I am tired of being tired and feeling fat and ugly. I am tired of watching other folks and wondering how it feels to go from being the chubby one to one who looks and feels vibrant & healthy?

I am ready, I really believe I am. I am pondering the concept of trying my first 5K run. Granted, it's only 3.1 miles but I have never even considered doing a mile, ever. Although it's tax season, and the busiest time of year for me, the distraction and training will do me some good. It has to! With the others that are in the group training, it will give me the motivation and the "I don't want to be left behind" inner-push that I need. I suppose it sounds pitiful to need that extra outside fear/motivation but whatever it takes.

Since I am turning 40 this year, it seems that it's about time I take myself seriously and make me a "priority".

Here is to 2011 and the amazing changes that lay ahead.

Let the training begin!
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  • JDALE528
    This is a dream of mine to be fit enough to do one!

    Go for it!
    3819 days ago
    Definitely agree that a Couch to 5K program is the way to go. These programs work through progressively increasing intervals of running and walking, and not just improve your fitness, but also give your leg muscles and tendons the opportunity to adjust to the stresses and impact of running.

    Go for it!!
    3819 days ago
    Thanks! I did download the app and plan to start tomorrow. I actually started it right before Thanksgiving and got 1/2 way through WK 2 but with the holidays and a vacation in there, I got a bit distracted. but, I am armed & ready.
    3819 days ago
    A 5K is a great goal to have. When is it? The Couch to 5K program is a great way to get you started. I started it last spring/summer and I've come a long way since then. You can absolutely do it!
    3819 days ago
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