2.05.2011

"Run Run Rudolph"


Run Run Run is exactly what I did today.

I decided to train and try to run a 5K back in December.

I don't know why.

I don't think it was a New Years resolution.

I just hate running and decided that I might become that annoying, peppy, obsessed runner if I tried it. I am still not loving it. But, I did have my 5K this morning. 

A 5K is 3.1 miles. Not a far distance, unless you aren't a runner.

There was a massive crazy winter storm in Texas. Abilene shut down for 4 days. The storm traveled (luckily no snow and ice) to GA. The past two days have been so cold and rainy. Yesterday it rained all day and was in the 30's. I dreaded getting ready this morning - the high was 49 degrees, but the race started at 10 a.m. My parents drove up so it forced me to actually go (see, I totally lack that runner motivation).

Anyways, I ran it and I finished it. My goal was to run it in less than 40 minutes and I am proud to say that I ran it in 38:40 (12:30 per mile). Woo hoo!

My next goal: 10K in April. At least I have new shoes to keep me motivated......

I trained for 5 weeks. For any of you that are interested in doing the same, here was my guide:


Below you will find new recipes and my ratings of these recipes from  


Good cookbook. It is a great chance to play around with seasonings and eat light. This week's challenge will be from



I am looking so forward to it, but have no idea where this cookbook came from. 

Happy Super Bowl Weekend!


2 comments:

  1. How exciting! Congrats on your first run, at the rate you're going, you're going to knock that 10k out of the park! & new shoes are a total motivator! 😉 Definitely have been looking into a new pair for myself, what kind did you get?
    XO-L
    http://agirlnamedlatisha.blogspot.com

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    1. I love Asics - they are the best for my feet and the way I run. If you are in need of new shoes, I suggest going to a running store so they can watch the way you run. Most of these stores will have a treadmill and a camera hooked up to analyze where you need support.

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