Running A 5K

*Creative commons flickr taken by Danielle Wahlquist Lynch

I know a lot of people say they do not like to run. Believe me when I say it that I really really do not like to run. I never have. I hated it in elementary school when I would have to run around and around the field I was always pretty much last even when I tried a system where I walked 50 steps and run 10 (hmm I wounder why that did not work.) I liked playing some sports and other active things. Running to me had no purpose, what was the point to it really? I continued to dislike it in high school and so on.

I am standing at a cross roads right now people. With 2011 brand spanking new making resolutions has of course been on my mind. A year ago I downloaded the Couch25k app on my iphone hoping it would turn me into a fit six pack stomach runner with a perma grin loving every second. This is embarrassing to admit but I have not used it once. I also just realized that the program is 9 weeks and in a little bit longer than that There is a 5k that is part of the Salt Lake City Marathon.

Running actually appeals to me a little at the moment although I have yet to start. I actually think I would like to have time where my mind could wander while doing something productive for a change.  I have a jogger stroller and Shout is in preschool 3 days a week the exact amount of days that Couch25K says you should run. Now all I need is a little more inspiration. The cold weather outside has me a little leery. I would love to know if any one else is signing up. A buddy just might push me to actually do it! I will keep you updated and am sure you will be waiting with baited breath for every update.

What things do you try to talk yourself into because you know it would be good for you?


				

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  • Callee January 3, 2011, 7:27 AM

    I too have a jogging stroller that has never been used! I bought it with good intentions. I have always wanted to be a runner because everyone else is doing it :)
    I may just give it a shot this year.

  • Jody January 3, 2011, 10:27 AM

    I say Go for it!
    What have you got to lose for trying?!?
    High fives to you!

  • T January 3, 2011, 1:27 PM

    I suppose I’m supposed to leave encouraging thoughts here… so pretend I did. Pretend I think it’s a SUPER idea to go out there and run your little heart out… you’ll probably learn to love it.

    and I’ll just sit here and quash all my negative thoughts…

    My level of hate for running knows no bounds… of course, with bad ankles and my borderline asthma… running doesn’t love me so much either :)

  • Your dad January 3, 2011, 7:17 PM

    When you were two I decided to work up to three miles. Then there was no such thing as a 5K. After sevral weeks of training every day I felt good enough to attempt it. I ran the whole three miles without stopping then I fell on the grass on our front yard and threw up. I bought a bicycle and never ran again. Your mom and are riding in the 25 mile tour of the marathon. Want to join us ?

  • Kim January 3, 2011, 10:12 PM

    I will totally sign up with you if you need a buddy. I need all the encouragement I can get! You know my work day schedule is pretty crazy, so I probably can’t run with you during the week. But I’ll be there on race day!!!

  • Harmony January 4, 2011, 1:43 PM

    I just signed up or the Salt Lake City Marathon. I am on training week four. I ran 3 miles today, 4 tomorrow, 3 Thursday and 9 on Saturday!!!!!!!!!! I was at the gym at 6am asking myself “why are you doing this? WHY?” I am a big wimp who doesn’t want to run outside during the winter. So I have been running in the gym. I have heard of these cloths called under armor that runners wear in the winter. I need to go buy some because 9 miles on a treadmill is torture. I am a little short on cash due to the holidays though… If you pick some up, let me know how it works. Good luck! 5K are really fun, I think you should do it :)

  • one cluttered brain January 4, 2011, 2:31 PM

    Go FOR it!
    If it is what you really really want to do.
    I’ll be like T and sit on the couch and eat my cheetos.
    I’ve got bad knees, I can’t run.
    I can walk, but not run.
    Sorry.

  • Steph January 4, 2011, 5:17 PM

    Do it. I would do it but I think I’m allergic to running.

  • Rhonda January 5, 2011, 12:47 PM

    I think we should run it together, I need something to commit to.

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