Thursday, September 4, 2008

5K Training- Jingle all the way!

Next week I am going to start training for my 5K. A friend sent me a great link to a training program called Couch to 5K . It is a 9 week training program to get you ready to run a 5K. I found a cool 5K in Raleigh on December 6 for the Arthritis Foundation called Jingle Bell Run. I think it is cool because you tie jingle bells to your running shoes, which is really festive! Also, a lot of people in my family have arthritis so I’ll be running for them.

The Couch to 5K training program is good because it only requires a 20-30 minute commitment 3 days each week. I can handle that. Sometimes I get overwhelmed thinking about spending over an hour at the gym or running at the lake so I just end up not going at all. I can do 20-30 minutes in the morning before work or during lunch (which will be pushing it in order to get a shower in too, but it’s still possible!). At least now I have options instead of having to push it to the end of my day when I am tired and just want to relax.

I am nervous about the 5K because they all look kind of competitive and draw a big crowd. I have a little claustrophobia so crowds don’t excite me. I also don’t want to come in dead last! But I can’t let fear stop me. I signed up today and created a team- I don’t want to run by myself! So come join my team: Jingle Joggers at

It’s only $25 to join the run and we’ll have a lot of fun! (Plus you get a free t-shirt!)

If you don’t want to join us in the run, please consider donating to the cause through my personal page at

Thanks for your support and let me know if you want to go for a run between now and then!


Steph said... know I am in! 10 minute I come! lol

Anonymous said...

Hey I'm in too, I'll join your team tomorrow!


Brooklyn said...

Hey! I joined the team...partly because you said we can do something dorky like wear matching scarfs! lol

Abby said...

I am in too! Just let me know when you are going to start training.

Heath said...

Hey! so i'll totally join if there's someone who wants to powerwalk with me. Not a big runner, myself. LOL.
If y'all are gonna get craaaaazy and run 10 minute miles, im still coming and cheering you on! Go Suz!