Beginner Running – Learning to Run Again
I have signed up for my first 5k!!! How’s that? Well, I’ll tell you a story…..
Being married for a year + a half to Jeff, I’ve started to acquire some, ahem…..”love pounds” as they like to call it. I don’t know who “they” are but “they” like to say “love pounds” a lot in women’s magazines. I like to call it, “Lub Chub” because to me it sounds better. Or cuter. I love this photo, there’s a certain je ne sais quoi about it:
Isn’t that what being newly married is all about? No? Oh.
Oh gurrrrrrl!!!! And you know when you only want to wear leggings or jeggings or pretty much anything with elastic in it – it’s time to rein it in!!!!!!
I wanted to give a shout out to a fellow blogger who inspired me (Airplanes + Treadmills)!!! She is also an American newly married to a Canuck (hi Janelle!)!!! Janelle’s post on her 4 week half marathon plan that she created for herself had me in awe!!!! Check it out here!
I was like, “DAYUM!!!!!”! Such an ambitious plan! I used to run, pump some mean iron + felt pretty strong.That’s me on the honeymoon in Hawaii. POWER!!!!!! I used to love the feeling of running + it was the only form of cardio (I tried spin, elliptical, jazzercise, you name it) that my body was really in tune to. I’d like to feel like that again! So, I signed up for the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day 5k!!!
photo by Karen Warrendorf
I am a very goal oriented person + I knew this would be a kick in mah fanny to get in gear. So I found a schedule on About.com for 5K Training: Train to Run Your First 5K.
Seems realistic, right? Very doable!
AND I got a tip from my sister-in-law Deb about THE MOST AWESOME, SUPER RADICAL app: 5k Runner: 0 to 5k Run Training.
DOWNLOAD IT!!!! IT IS THE BOMB!!!! It is amazing because IT TELLS YOU WHAT TO DO. Me loves that. Me know not what doing. I don’t want to have to look at my watch or count my heart beats or think. I just want to feeeeel like this:
I also have the Nike Plus app because it tracks my mileage, my route + progress. I turn these two apps on at the same time. Tech savvyyyyyy!!!!!
Wish me luck, I just started + I already feel more like myself again already!!! RAAAAAAR!!!!