Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Why the heck not?


Yes mam'... me and these old tennis shoes ran today.

I have always been envious of people who run for pleasure. I have always wanted to be a runner. I wish I could run more than 60 seconds.

Sadly, I am not any of the above, and honestly running scares the heck out of me, but seriously...

Why can't I be a runner? (besides the fact that it hurts to breath.)

Why can't I run a 5k? (forget the fact that I can't even run a mile.)

Why can't I be in shape? (but my couch is so comfy.)

WHY THE HECK NOT?

So today I did it. Day one of the couch to 5k.

In my book I am a rock star... it was sort of liberating... and painful.

8 comments:

Michele Alger said...

I was going to recommend a good website for training, but see you found one! Good for you Kristen!!! You will soon find you actually look forward to it because of the outlet. That's how I overcame my blues and ran my first 5K on Thanksgiving day. If I can do it, you definately can!!! Way to GO!!!!

ErinandShane said...

Hey I've done the training for that one, it works!! I love it. Keep it up, you can do it.

carizolli said...

You're my hero, Kristen! I wish we could be training partners! Sadly, I'm horrible with fitness commitment! Okay, actually it's the follow thru that I have a problem with. I have dreams of being physically fit. But I'm just so darned lazy!

Mrs. Alexandria Justine Eliason said...

I did a 5k once, I didn't train for it so I didn't run the whole time, but I felt pretty proud of my 45 minutes it took lol. Kudos to you Kristen!! Oh and hey I promise to be a volleyball this Thursday!! Hope to see you there.

Katie said...

Did I ever tell you I gave up? Well, anyway, good luck to you! Maybe I'll try again this spring. Maybe.

PS I know you can do it, because you are not a quitter, you go girl!

Ashlee said...

Why the heck not-Love it! I am about to go make cookies but this post has convinced me to only eat one cookie instead of 7 :) I want to do a 5k too. Good Luck!

Matthew and Hillary said...

Yay! I always love to hear that people are exercising. Running is my favorite form of exercise (as you probably knew already). Mostly it clears my head and I feel so accomplished. You can do it girl! I trained for a 5k my freshman year of college with a girl who had never done any running and now she runs them on her own. You can do it!

BECKY said...

you go girl! pain is gain! and with hot shoes like that you can run like a champ!