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Friday, May 13, 2011

5k Friday

Okay, I'm pretty sure that not even my mom is reading my blog anymore, but I'm going to give this a try anyway.

I have this goal.  I want to run (not walk) a 5k in real life.  It's not that far, only 3.1 miles, and I can do it on a treadmill pretty much anytime I want to.  And I can walk it (in real life) anytime I want to, but I really, really want to run that whole 3.1 miles in real life.

So I've been going to the gym three times a week and doing other exercise at home two or three times a week and every Friday I run that 5k on the treadmill.  And I guess it's getting a tiny bit easier :)

But here's the thing, in order to take that next step (jogging in real life) I need some moral support/competition.  So if you're reading this, I want you to commit to do a 5k every Friday.  You don't need to jog it; you can walk it, swim it, roller skate it, ride a bike (it) or even crawl it if that's what floats your boat.  I don't care what you do all the other days, just do that 5k every Friday.  Buy a cheap pedometer or drive out a route in your car or just time yourself (it takes me 40 minutes jogging, 45-50 minutes fast walking or just over an hour slow walking).  You don't even have to do a specific route, I did 1.5 miles just grocery shopping today.

Anyway, once you've done your 5k, either leave a comment on this post, write a quick update on Facebook or email me (let me know if you need my email address).

Again, if anybody's reading this, please help me out.  Thanks!

5 comments:

Sissamom said...

I'm reading, but I don't know if I can commit to it. I'll totally support you though!!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to help. I know that you can & will do this!

Love ya!
Susan

luvinna said...

Does my walking to work 3 miles round-trip count? Not quite 5k, but almost, and not all at once. I've been needing a kick in the pants to get that going again. I've been using my sprained ankle as an excuse for 4 months now.

skipper said...

Walking to work absolutely counts! Just let me know every Friday if you do it :) Brian set up a 5k Fridays Facebook page for me that I'll be inviting you to very soon!

Pat said...

I wish I could do it, I sure would love to feel good enough to try. But I support you 100% and hope you are able to follow your desire. I know you'll do it.