Saturday, March 29, 2008

I'm going to run a 5K!

My experience on Thursday made me realize that it's not just a pipedream... it is something I could actually do! With a little help from google, I found the Mother's Day Run and really, could there possibly be a better day to do this on? To celebrate being a mom and setting a good and healthy example to my girls, to celebrate being a strong woman, to inspire and be inspired... I've decided that I really want to make this an annual tradition in my family. I've even talked my parents into joining in! I'm so excited about this!!! Any other Calgarians going to enter this race???

So, I'm officially in training. I dragged myself to the Y this afternoon... I was so tired that my eyes were just burning and wanting to nap but I knew I'd feel better once I got going. I'm on the third session of week 4 and on my first two intervals, I honestly thought I wouldn't make it. I was thinking wow, this sucks... it all really was a fluke! I can't actually run! But then, I got over the hump and felt better, running a total of 20 min on the treadmill and then did 20 laps of the track without stopping. Yep, that's 2K right there (in about 15 min though.. I'm not very fast). But there was no stopping and that's the important part.

Anyways, food-wise this weekend has not been ideal. I'm so bad about not tracking on weekends! But choices have not been too bad all in all so I'm not stressing about it.

Oh and NSV!! I bought some new workout capris from Walmart.. just some cheapies to get me through for a while because my others ones are sort of falling down as I run and they were size XL from the regular section! And get this, they are kind of loose! But they'll be great for sleeping in once they get too loose for running in. Hurray!


40 by 40 said...

That is a great thing to do--A MOTHERS DAY 5K! Good luck with are starting on the right track..with the gym and new workout clothes!! Look forward to hearing your progress!!

Heather said...

that is so awesome! I give you so much credit for doing that. I know you will do well.

Cammy said...

Congrats on signing up for the run AND for the new running britches. :)

Carolyn said...

Wow Holly, I"m impressed!
I can't seem to get back on the treadmill at the moment... the YMCA challenge was so depressing to me for some reason.
I've been trying to eat better because of the lack of activity poitns, and so far, OKAY... we'll see how it goes.
I went shopping at Walmart too... wasn't a great experiencef ro me. I"m so happy you're in such great shape! Did you find out about this run online? I'll be in NS during that time, but I'd LOVE to do soemthing liek that.. lack of a 'goal' I think has let me drop lately..

Man, You're one heck of an inspiration for me!! Make me feel like I can get back into it!!

Lynn said...


I'm not ready to do a run yet, but I'm thinking next year I might be!

Good luck and good work!