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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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    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
    2565 days ago
    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 :)
    2565 days ago
  • 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
    2565 days ago
    Good luck with your 10k run!! You are going to do AWESOME!

    Thanks for sharing your story.
    2565 days ago
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