"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!


  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?

    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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