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 http://jinglebellrunraleigh.kintera.org/jinglejoggers

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 http://jinglebellrunraleigh.kintera.org/ncsuz

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

5 comments:

Steph said...

So...you know I am in! 10 minute mile...here I come! lol

Anonymous said...

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

Jennifer

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!