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Posted on Feb 9, 2011 in Dear Diary | 1 comment

This feels like a two-post day

So I’ll try to keep this one short. I’m feeling much better today, for those of you who were worried about my ailing health. My sister thinks I had a mild case of food poisoning and it seems like a likely scenario, so we’ll go with that. I am feeling much, much better this morning however, and am ready to jump back into all the work that I missed and start up my 5k training up right.

I haven’t stepped foot on a treadmill since the cruise and I’m a little scared as to how my endurance has tanked. But I figure, I’ll start back small and work my way back up. Now that I know that I CAN run a 5k already I don’t envision it being that hard to get back to that place. Before, the furthest I had ever run was from the car to my front porch on especially cold days, haha.

Anyway, I think I’m feeling well enough stomach-wise to make it to the treadmill this afternoon, so I’ll let you all know literally how far I can get later on. In the meantime, because I think that every post should have at least one photo in it (plus, how else am I going to get something to pop into that super cool scrolly header bar thingy at the top?) here is a cool but totally irrelevant picture of me that Ben took of me a little while ago for his Project 365 Photo-A-Day self-challenge:

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Posted on Oct 29, 2010 in Working Out | 15 comments


Well guys, I did it! I signed up for my very first race. SOME’s 40th Anniversary Thanksgiving Trot for Hunger – a 5K! I’m going to run it with my sister, and I’m really jazzed! It takes place at 8:30 AM on Thanksgiving Day, which is good because then I can feel slightly less guilty about gorging myself on delicious Thanksgiving food later that day, hehehe.

It is for a good cause, so if any of you feel like sharing your hard-earned cash monies, feel free to do so by clicking here. No pressure though! All I really want is you to donate is your words of encouragement, because I’m starting to realize just how soon this is going to be happening! Ahhh!!

I am officially going to be stepping up my training starting on Monday. I’m going to start following the Couch to 5K program, but luckily since I’m not actually starting from the couch I think I can bump up a few weeks. Which is really necessary because it’s a 9-week program and the race is in 4 weeks! Omgggg, I’m really freaking out now.

No, but really, this is going to be great motivation for me. All I want to do is be able to finish it. Obviously I want to be able to run the whole time, and I’ve already worked up to running 1.4 miles so it’s like I’m kinda-sorta halfway there, right? I just need to make training for this regular, regimented, and stick to it!

Do you guys think I’m crazy for doing this? I think this is going to be a really important step in my journey so far. An important goal to cross off of the list, because it proves that I’m not just doing this all for the inches on my waistline and the numbers on the scale. I’m doing this for fitness. For health. And for charity – hooray!

Feel free to give me your candid opinions on whether or not I’m totally out of my mind for thinking I can do this. And please share any tips you seasoned racers out there may have! I’m thinking positively here, though. I mean, did I ever think in the past 22 years of my life that I would ever try to run a 5K? 🙂

I know this is an awkward way to end, but check out Anne’s blog for her Mighty Leaf Tea giveaway! I need to be cool like all the big kid bloggers and do things like giveaways. Maybe it’ll make some you lurkers creep out of the woodwork and comment. 😉

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