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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Couch to 5K

Just a few weeks ago Mrs. P wrote the most heartbreaking thing I have ever read. I have been checking in on her blog from time to time and trying to leave encouraging words. I always support our troops. I pray for them every night. I love this country. Honestly though, until you read the words of a young girl left widowed by this war, it really isn't real.

You see the stuff on the news, you read the papers, and you see it on the Internet, but it isn't personal. You can put it out of your mind, because you don't have a person there. Reading her words brought it home for me, and I have never met this girl. I can't tell you how I have cried over the loss of her husband, a man I have never met.

Anyway, she has decided to run in a marathon. She needs our support to help her raise the money for her cause. I was reading how she is running in this marathon and decided that I want to do something. I want to train and run, and raise money for people that sacrifice so much for our country, our way of life. So I started researching and trying to find a training schedule so that I too can do something for someone other than myself.

I found the program Couch 2 5K. It sounded great. I can do this, in 9 weeks I can condition myself to run a 5K. So I downloaded the app that I would need and started on Sunday.

Start with a 5 min walk to warm up - piece of cake!
then alternate 60 second jog, 90 second walk, for the next 20 minutes. Sounds simple enough. Do you know how long 60 seconds is? Do you know how short 90 seconds is? Oh God, I thought I would die! Really! Then that little woman said "You are half way through the exercise" I had to quit. Looks like it's gonna take me 9 weeks to get through week 1!

I'll try again tomorrow.

1 comment:

Arizona Mamma said...

That's okay! You can do it!! I did. Last year I did a 5K race for the cure in my town. I am not a runner by any stretch. I workout a lot. But run? Nope. And I did just fine. Your body will adjust in no time...just hang in there.

Also, about her husband...it amazes me every day that people make the ultimate sacrifice so we can be here to freely run a 5k!