April 15, 2014

Training for a 5k and more

3 weeks ago I decided I wanted to do a 5k.  Potato's school just had one last weekend, the Great Strides 5k.  All the money raised will go to the school's PTO fund.  I walked in it with my mom and my sister, and Monkey ran.  My mom came in 6th place for her age group!  And Monkey came in 4th place for his age group!
My sister and I plan to run in the Murphy's Mad Dash for a Cure 5k in May.  In September my husband and I plan to do our first Warrior Dash!

I downloaded a couch to 5k app to help me get ready for the Murphy Mad Dash because I haven't run since I played field hockey in high school.  I've been going out running 3 days a week right after I put Potato on the bus.  The other 2 days I've started doing strength training.  I love the way getting out and exercising makes me feel.  I feel like I have more energy for the rest of the day.  I feel motivated!  I am even beginning to look forward to my next run.  To see if I can run faster and further than I did the time before.

The first couple weeks were tough.  It was still very cold out in the mornings, 17-18 degrees cold.  I didn't want to go out, but I pushed myself to do it.  I bundled up in a sweatshirt, my winter coat, hat, and mittens.  I'm sure I was quite the sight.  I'm really enjoying the nice weather running now.  I will admit I'm not looking forward to the summer running.  I don't like really hot any more than really cold.  I'm kind of a 60-70 temperature type of person.

Time for me to get out and run!

~Earthy Mom

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