Saturday, April 14, 2012

5 for the Weekend. . .a FREE 5K that is!!

Did that blog post title shock you?  It does me.

I have shared in my classes that once I started being intentional in one area of my life and home, it started oozing into other areas. More on that story next week during my 3rd Year Blog Anniversary Celebration.

But, this past September, I started being intentional about my health. It has not been easy and has been slow going in seeing results. I have had to deal with not only physical issues, but emotional, mental, and spiritual ones as well.  Oh how the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual are all connected, eh?

Some results (so far!) of this intentionality have been:

1. I quit drinking a 2 liter of Coke a day.

2. I now drink at least 8 glasses of water a day.

3. I have lost 30 lbs so far.

4. I have read Made to Crave and been hit with some zingers that have gotten me on my knees and processing with girlfriends.

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5. I have gone to the doctor (oh how I hate to go because of that scale!)

6. And I am on my way to making exercising a daily habit. . .this from a girl who does not like to sweat or get dirty.   And this is where the 5K comes in.

I posted a few weeks ago how I wanted to do The Color Run in Charlotte.

And then I thought about it. What I really wanted was the colorful pictures of me and my family splattered with rainbow powders. When I thought thru the logistics of driving 5 kids down to Charlotte, the registration fee of 7 runners, the possibility of getting a hotel room depending on start time of the run, and the fact that I do not run. . .it seemed like a lot for some colorful rainbow pictures.

But then my sister, Jenny, who many of you know is a personal trainer, bootcamp instructor, and physcial therapist, emailed and shared that she is going to “host” an informal, free 5K in 2 months (looks like it will be late afternoon on Sunday, June 17).

The purpose of this 5K (3.1 miles) is to get non-movers into movers. I know this doesn’t apply to many of you, but if you are like me and a beginner, then perhaps you would like to join my sister and me?

If you are interested, you would start the easy 2 month training THIS COMING WEEK! I am starting on Monday. My sister has modified the Couch to 5K plan. Jenny's plan can be found HERE and it only takes 30 minutes, 3 days a week for 2 months. Again, this run  is for beginners and “non-runners.” 

Then, we will meet and run the 5K together. No fees, no intimidation of an actual race, no timers, JUST FUN!   And perhaps we can find some colorful rainbow powders to celebrate with at the end; anyone know where to get some?!!

Contact me if you are in (and truly a non mover, beginner) and we can support each other over the next 2 months. This is a "first run". Open to those who have never run a race before.

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