Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Couch to 5K!

First...seriously...why didn't any of you tell me yesterday was definitely not Wednesday?


When I first had surgery, I made a goal of running a 5K.  I didn't say by when or anything, just that I'd like to do that someday.  Truth is, since surgery, I haven't pushed myself physically like I should.  I have worked out but I haven't worked TOWARD any specific goal.

So Monday, my friend Patrice asked if I wanted to run a 5K with her on July 26.  I reluctantly agreed.  July 26 is far enough away that I think I can do it.

Sooooo...on July 26, 2013, I will be running the Electric Run in Charlotte, NC!!

Luckily, I also happened to find a meetup group in my area that begins next MONDAY!  Perfect timing.  It is an 8 week couch to 5K group, and hopefully they mean that very literally.  I'm definitely not a runner, although I do walk a lot with my dog.  So cross your fingers for me!  Hopefully this C25K group can get me ready for the run in July! 


  1. Good luck! You will do great! I have been doing the C25K on my own and am on week 6, it's actually a pretty cool thing! I never thought I would be able to do it, but I am. I've never been a runner.

  2. Good luck! This 5k looks like fun!

  3. That 5K looks awesome! I've been doing an Ease into 5K program. I'm on week 7 (even though I've been at it for about 6 months) I repeated a lot of weeks, and took a month off. It's amazing how much easier it's gotten since the beginning. I'm sure you'll do great, have fun!

  4. I did the couch to 5K! It was a good way to start running. It took me personally longer than the 8 weeks to run the whole thing without walking. I started the program before surgery then had to back down and re-do certain weeks, so it just took me longer in my journey.

  5. Hahahah! I meant to say something about the Wednesday thing but totally forgot!

    That run looks super fun!!

    I use the couch 2 5K app and also just do my own thing (like when I'm walking the dogs or whatnot).

    It's awesome to have a goal!!

    Keep it up!!