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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!


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!

Anonymous 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.