Running my 1st 5 k!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

I wanted to blog sat. but my dad had to go in the hospital. As you know he is battling ALS, and he had respiratory problems. He is still there but doing better.
But I finally mustered up enough courage to sign up for that 5 k that I've been wanting to do forever. It is in 3 weeks and I'm very excited about it.

My goals for these 3 wks in preparation:
1) Track my food every day. (good so far)
2) Stay away from white refined foods, sweets and sugar drinks
3) Jog/run some at least 6 days/wk
4) Do ST 2 x's a wk
5) Be able to jog/run the entire 5k(no walking)
6) Be under 200lbs (at 202 today)

I'm super excited, I've always wanted to do a race and never had the courage. Thanks to Spark people I'm planning on accomplishing this goal on April 2nd. It's called the Hog Jog.(started not to sign up) lol
I measured out w/ my car a 5 k on my rd. and my daughter and I jogged it Sun. We finished in 45 min. We did have to walk 3 different times but only for a couple of min each. So, I was pretty proud of both of us.
Any suggestions or help you can offer on my training for it, would be greatly appreciated.
Have a super day Sparkers!
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    Hi Tracy, I never saw this blog before. I wonder why it doesn't show up in my list. Are you keeping it out of your feed? Anyway, Congratulations on the 5 K. I admire runners and I sure would love to run too. You have just got to be on cloud 9 with this! Kids, family, job & look at you!

    3689 days ago
  • no profile photo BRILYNN79
    good luck with your 5 K. Great goals!
    3706 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8603687
    That is emoticon and so inspiring.You run girl run!:) Spark People has so much information on running and training preparation,I know you will do well.I agree with Carrot,it's okay if you have to walk.Do your best and train,train for this I know emoticon I will say prayers for your dad and you and your family. emoticon emoticon emoticon Diana
    3707 days ago
    Yeah! I'm so excited for you! It'll be great. I'm right around 205 now and I am hoping to be under 200 for my 5K on the 26th.

    My first one I walked a lot, it looked like really, really slow jogging and I was done in 50 minutes. Just focus on why you are there and that most people don't even have the courage to do a 5K. Be proud that you are there and physically able to complete it.

    My prayers are with your family. It's go to be rough on everyone, especially on you. No matter how old a girl becomes, she's always daddy's little girl.
    3709 days ago
  • CARROT143
    This is sooo awesome and please don't worry if you have to walk a few minutes here or there for the 5k, the time won't be affected a lot by that. Its signing up and DOING it that really mean the most. I still haven't run a whole 5k but hoping to do that soon. Your plan is really good, you can do this! emoticon
    3709 days ago
    Sorry to hear about your dad emoticon I hope he has a speedy recover.

    Congrats on training for your 1st 5K. You can do it!
    3710 days ago
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