Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Training Tuesdays: A First for Everything

Hey guys! So, am I the only one that is in shock with what happened at the Boston marathon yesterday?! It just breaks my heart! I am sending positive thoughts to everyone that was there, involved or not, and to everyone lending helping hand.

Today, I am super excited to be linking up with two of my favorite girls in the blogosphere, Abbey and Tamara, for Training Tuesdays.

 They are awesome runners, and have inspired me a great deal these past few months; SO much, in fact, that I lost my marbles and signed up for my first 5K ever. 

Yep, you heard that right, I took the plunge.  Me and my jiggles will be bouncing and sweating away at The Color Vibe 5K run in July.  I somehow talked Darren into signing up as well, so we'll be lacing up our Nike's together, running side by side in this thing.  I already paid for it, so, there's no backing out now!

I'm actually really excited about it, and I'm even more excited that Darren agreed to do this with me.  He's incredibly supportive, and considering I am more than a little out of shape, his support  is really going to help me along with this.  He jokes that he's not going to do well and won't be able to run the whole thing, and I joke that he'll have to peel me off the pavement after the first mile.  But, all joking aside, I know we can do this.  With the proper training and confidence in what we're doing and in ourselves, I know we'll be just fine. :-)

So, now the training starts.  I have a little over 11 weeks to prepare and get in gear, which I think is plenty of time.  Since I am seriously out of shape, I'm going to start with walking this first week or two.  Then, I will start intermixing running with my walking, and then start increasing the run time and decreasing the walking.  It sounds easy, but I know it's going to kick my ass.

I feel like walking/running is not going to be enough, so, after talking with Tamara, I think I may want to try the 30 Day Shred.  Let's hope I don't weep like a baby after I try it... ;-)

So, with all of that being said, let the training begin! 


Breenah said...

I signed up for my first 5K too, Color Me Rad on May 4th. I started training back in Feb with the Couch to 5K app and it's been really awesome, so if you can I'd recommend it.

Abbey said...

OH MY GOODNESS I AM SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!! You'll have to keep us all posted on your training. :)

Tamara said...

You are going to do awesome! And the fact that it's a color run - dude, what a great first 5k! And you have Darren there with you, it's going to be great. I promise!

And yes - 30 Day Shred it with me! It'll be great for cross-training while you run your little heart out to 3.1 miles!

meg m said...

I'm sooo late on reading this but YAY on your first 5k!!
My first one is June 8th and I am sooo nervous! I use the RunKeeper app and it's amazing, tells you when to run, when to walk etc and you just listen to your regular music as you go.
definitely recommend!

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