Oh Ann Perkins, you beautiful intelligent being. Yes, I am training for a 5k and yes, it is the worst.
Just kidding guys, it's not that bad! The jogging part is hard. But the Couch to 5K app makes it pretty doable. For those of you who have never heard of couch to 5k before, you can download an app on your phone that over the course of nine weeks gradually eases you into running three miles without stopping and then you should be ready to run a 5k. I very much started in the "couch" phase and just did my first week four run this morning and for the first time in a long time ran for five minutes without stopping. Twice! And yes, this was me:
But, like the app told me I would, I was able to do it. At this point it's hard to see myself jogging three miles without stopping, but I'm going to trust the app and keep going.
So, why am I suddenly running a 5k? For a good cause of course! My cousin who is in the middle of fighting brain cancer right now, and being super amazing at it I might add, proposed doing this 5k in Atlantic City over Mother's Day weekend and my entire family jumped up and was like:
So I've got a great cause and an amazing team with the coolest name: Crush Cancer with Carolyn and an excuse to do something fun with my extended family. Which is making me want to say one more time:
|Yes, Bones is my favorite guilty pleasure.|