I always said that I would never run unless I was being chased so I can’t really explain how I got convinced that doing a 5k run with a few people would be a great idea.

In my last year of high school, I was probably the fittest I had ever been but still could barely run a mile. I’ve always said that runners seem so happy but I could never get into running. I would try and everything would hurt and I wouldn’t feel as awesome as everyone else who ran seemed to feel. We’re starting off very slow, with walking. I’m pretty good at walking, that sounds so ridiculous but I do walk pretty fast (as my friends can begrudgingly attest to) and I can walk a long time, even in terrible shoes.

So what now? Well I’m not entirely sure. My 5k isn’t until August but I really feel like I need to be thinking about it constantly because it will definitely sneak up on me, like everything else! I do think having a specific date in mind with a group of people who have also signed up will keep me focused. So does anyone out there have any suggestions? Keeping in mind, I literally have not run a mile (let alone 5k) since high school.

I’ll let you know how my progress goes, hopefully that will keep me honest!  😉

5 Comments on running? what, why?

  1. I was a runner throughout high school, ran in huge races and won national titles. And in college I COMPLETELY fell off track. I just didn’t want to do it anymore. Running is so hard. So what did I do? Signed up for the Nike Half Marathon. It seems crazy, but it’s such a great accomplishment, no matter how far the distance is. After I finish 8 and 9 mile runs, I feel SO happy.

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    • That makes me feel better. I’m confident I can finish 5k, it just might take me a loooooot longer than others :)

  2. I was like you, I actually have a bit of asthma so running isn’t always my friend, but once you start doing it, you’ll begin to love it. I can’t wait to start running again, and I might even consider signing up for a 5km race too (I’ve always wanted to but have never actually done one).

    • Thanks! I downloaded couch to 5k – a few people have recommended it. I won’t blog every ‘session’ but will try to keep you all posted. We’ll talk for sure when the weather is nicer :)

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