Friday, April 9, 2010

My first 5K

When I first started my couch to 5k program I never planned on actually running an organized 5K but the opportunity has come up and I'm going to go for it. The hospital where my husband works has a team for the Komen race this year on May 8th and we are signing up. Both of us!

Technically I just finished week 2 of the program but now that this has come up I'm going to get another session in this weekend before I start week 3. The race is 4 weeks away but I don't have to run the whole thing. It will be good practice, and great fun.

As some of you know I'm a long time Breast Cancer 3-day walker and crew member. This will be my first Race for the Cure and I'm looking forward to participating in a different event.

You'd think all this running would lead to some weight loss but I feel great so it doesn't matter that much to me right now. I'm focusing on my fitness goals and hoping that weight loss will be a happy side effect. I've been a in a food rut which hasn't helped. Something about the change of seasons leaves me struggling with what to eat. Nothing sounds good to me right now but I have to get some meals planned. I'm on to week 3 of c25k and my husband is starting a fitness boot camp. We need some good fuel for our fire :)

I'm giving myself some time to catch up on my blog reading today. Hope you are all doing well!

19 comments:

  1. Good for you for signing up for the race and you and hubby doing it together!!! I couldn't get Dwayne to exercise with me for a million bucks, lol....he's an exercise phobe! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, I hate the food rut. Somebody just jackhammer me out is how I ususally feel!

    I hope you have so much fun doing your 5K. You never know, this might start a trend...

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hope you have fun doing the 5k!! That's so awesome!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm so excited that you will be running your first 5K soon!!! You will be great at it - just have fun and enjoy the experience (and take and post lots of pictures!).

    I hear ya on concentrating on getting fit vs. losing weight...which will come with the fitness, I've no doubt.

    ReplyDelete
  5. That's so great!! Glad to hear your going to be running, and with hubby no less! My first race is next weekend, and my 2nd one is the same as yours, May 8th!

    ReplyDelete
  6. That is a great goal!!! I am also on week 2 of the C25K but I don't have a 5k to run in yet. I can't wait to cheer you on and what a great cause to run for!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Hi! I am a new reader, I just came across your blog while searching for weight-loss blogs! I have just started on this journey (my own blog, and trying to get healthy!) I couldn't help but comment on this post - I, too, just signed up for my 1st 5k! And like you, I am just so excited I can RUN nevermind the weight loss! Best of luck to you (and to me!!)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Bravo! You'll be ready. We'll be here cheering for you!!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Nice thought about having the goals and then weight loss being a side effect!! I like that.

    Thanks!!

    WeighDownSouth.com

    ReplyDelete
  10. SO great you signed up
    theres a race here soon (not this wkend but next) and Im still paralyzed and havent signed up!
    MizFit

    ReplyDelete
  11. I think you are setting great goals for yourself. I betcha you will do that 5k with flying colors!! Best of luck and kick a$$!!!

    Cheers,
    Missa
    LosingEthel

    ReplyDelete
  12. So excited for you about the race! Best of luck!

    ReplyDelete
  13. YAY!!!! Congrats on doing the C25K especially because it's a Susan G. Komen event!!! HOORAY for you! I actually printed out the training program for the C25K and my knees starting killing me. I need to drop some weight before I resume. I'll be cheering you on!

    ReplyDelete
  14. Good for you! I found one on May 8th and I am asking my hubby if he is gonna do it! I know we won't run together (cuz he is faster than me!) but it would be fun to see him at the finish line cheering me on!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Keep up the good work! You've inspired me and a co-worker to do the Couch to 5k, i'm on week 2! :-)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I've always wanted to do a couch to 5k. I have some romantic dream of being a runner but won't do anything about it because the fat kid in me says I'll fail....damn fat kid.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Enrolling to natural weight loss programs provides various benefits to the body health condition not only reducing weight but more importantly provides a balance and healthier body condition. Since, most weight loss program provides food limitation that includes on what kind of food to be eaten and amount of its intake. Aside of that, weight loss program also provide several types of exercises or workouts that the body need upon losing its weight.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Interesting article. Well done and good luck with your very great work. I wish you have a luxury time to consider using benefits articles can offer. Thanks for sharing.

    Acai Berry
    Stretch Marks

    ReplyDelete