The elementary schools in our area have a spring program called "Just Run" for kids in grades second through fifth. They train throughout the spring to run a 5K at the end of May. My son wanted to join, and he wanted his Dad and I to help.
I'm not a runner. I love to exercise, such as weights or cardio for fun. I play soccer with the old fart soccer parent league in the summer. We preach being physically active. But running is not my thing.
But how many years do I have left of my son actually WANTING us to join him? So, there we were.
I am a big believer in the power of groups to motivate. The group dynamic has motivated me to quit smoking for good and is motivating me to train for a 5k in the summer. It’s not that I couldn’t do either on my own, but why would I want to? I was a semi-sloth most of my days and finally realized that I needed to make drastic changes in my life to improve my overall quality of life and general well being. ...more
Today was an absolutely a fun day for my family. We signed up for the ROC Race, it’s the Ridiculous Obstacle Challenge fun 5K. It was just my husband and I with our two oldest kids Leilani who’s 22 and Justin who is 20....more
My friend, Kate, and I are running a 5K tomorrow morning. It will be my third and her first. We've been training together for several weeks and I'm so excited to share this experience with her and watch her achieve this goal she has set for herself! Also, the race benefits a local humane society, which is perfect for dog lovers like us! ...more
It's true. I accidentally ran a 5K Saturday morning. I say accidentally because I totally didn't mean to do it and 5K because, well, the race was 3.1 miles and that makes it a 5K.When I signed up, it was with the intention of walking the 5K. Not running, walking. Let me be more clear. If I had intended to run the thing, I would have worn a more supportive undergarment.Ahem....more