Friday, January 28, 2011

I AM Doing This Thing!

Ok, so Jon and I made a goal for ourselves to run a 5K this year! Call us crazy, but it's something that we really want to do. And I KNOW that we can do it!
I started the Couch To 5K program last week and have actually really enjoyed it so far! Last week the program was to warm up for 5 minutes and then run for a minute and walk for 1 1/2 minutes for 20 minutes and then cool down for 5 minutes. I made it! Having never run before I was a little bit nervous as to how it would go.

Today I started the second week which means that I warm up for 5 minutes, run for 1 1/2 minutes and walk for 2 minutes for 20 minutes and then cool down for 5 more minutes. Being new to this whole exercise thing (Sad, I know!), Jon and I figured that I would just do Week 1 again. That way I could get used to it more and the two of us would be at the same point. Well, I am happy to say that when I went to the gym this morning and did Week 1, I really felt like I was ready for Week 2! I was disappointed that I didn't even try. I ended up going back to the gym tonight with Jon and Abby and did Week 2, Day1. And I did it without any trouble! I was quite proud of myself!

I am really excited, right now, about this process! I know there are going to be hard times (Yes, I've looked ahead to future weeks...) but I am committed to finishing this and being able to complete a 5K without walking! Abby is really interested in running too, so I think this could be a great family activity! I would love for my family to do a 5K together! (Well, maybe not Luke. ;))

I have received so much encouragement from friends and family! That sure makes me want to go out and do more! Thank you so much for all of the encouragement!

My prayer right now is that the Lord would continue to give me the motivation to do this and to keep my body healthy and free of injury!


Jon said...

You Rock Jame! I will do my best to keep up with you. :) I Love You!

MelanieJ781 said...

I've been trying to run too. I would love to go with you anytime!

ValAnn said...

You will be addicted to it in no time! I thought I would hate it, but I love it, and I was never a runner before. Keep it up!

Anonymous said...

Super proud of you Jamie! Wish I could be there to do it with you!!

Courtney said...

so proud of you. keep it up! you can TOTALLY do it! and so can abby and ben too and of course jon! :) you can push luke in the stroller if he would sit in it for 30 minutes :)...might be really fun to do as a family!