Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Day 39 Thinking about Jack's challenge...

Yesterday Jack posted a challenge to run a 5K on November 14th.....which was thrown down by Kelly, btw.

Jack, do you have any idea how long its been since I've run?!? seriously.....

And yet I still keep thinking about it....went to sleep last night thinking about it....woke up thinking about it.

I used to run, once upon a time. Not a very serious runner, mind you. But at least for a few years, the Corps made me do it. And afterwards I ran sporadically....until the kids came along....and life got in the you realize that the "babies" I had that got in the way of running are now adults?!? And I had viral pneumonia...twice....and...and....

Oh, who am I kidding?

Ok, Jack and Kelly. You're on. I can do this. Let's see...that's 46 days from now. That's enough time to get ready....


By the way, I did redeem myself slightly yesterday by eating a "fresh fruit only" dinner, and going for a two mile walk with hubby. I felt really good on that walk! Nothing hurt and I felt really energized. Haven't felt that good on a walk in years!

I really love Google Maps. I can pretty much pinpoint my exact route around the neighborhood by punching in the intersections I go through and it gives me the distance to tenths of a mile. And the cool thing is being able to drag the route around in order to achieve the exact distance I want. You all probably know this, just saying.

Well, short post today. Have a good one, all!


P.S. I just wanted to add that I looked up this mysterious C25K that you ppl keep mentioning, and found the site. Better yet, I downloaded the app to my adroid and am starting tonight. I'm going to have to cram 9 weeks of training into 46 days...I can do this.

And I had a salad for lunch, so I'm behaving.


  1. I didn't know google maps had a route pin pointer thingy like that. Ive been using this website

    Thanks for mentioning it and good luck!!!

  2. so...I don't think my comment worked...

    Just start SLOW. I take my normal walking pace, and add 1 mph to it. So, for instance, say I take twenty minutes to walk a mile. Then I would 'jog' or 'slog' at a 15 minute mile pace.

    I'm excited to get this thing done!!!

  3. Hi there, I just wanted to know how it's going with the C25K program, I just started yesterday.. I'm trying to take it slow, I've already signed up for the actual race to force myself to go through with it. Good luck to you! :)