5K in 5 Weeks and Other Musings

Do you ever feel like you just need to detox and go for a long run? That’s how I felt last weekend after the Fourth of July.

“Oh, say can you see…”

In the car ride back from a two day concert and lots of unhealthy eating, I suddenly realized that I signed up for a 5K on August 9th which is in approximately five weeks from now!!  Have I been running? Not at all! I furiously searched online for a beginners running program. Now, I am not a total couch potato, I drag myself to the gym at least 3 times a week, do yoga and bike on my own time, but I am definitely not what you would call a “runner.”

Follow my journey for the next few weeks as I reach my goal as a 5K runner. Beyond the fitness and vanity part, I think that everybody who is able should run because it makes you feel good. I’m talking about those endorphins that give you a confidence boost and a feeling that you can conquer the world with a smile. And also, I feel pretty badass when I know I had a good workout. This is what keeps me going.

Here is the plan I am following via LIVESTRONG.com: http://www.livestrong.com/article/557639-running-101-a-5k-training-plan-for-beginners/

Running 101: A 5K Training Plan For Beginners


 5 week plan photo credit: Andrew Kastor
Workout Photo Credit: Andrew Kastor

Exercise shouldn’t be a chore and it should be anything but boring. I believe that I can find ways to make it fun. Anyone want to try this 5 week plan with me? I promise to motivate even on days when I just want to curl up with Ben and Jerry.
Love always,
Elizabeth Kate

2 thoughts on “5K in 5 Weeks and Other Musings

  1. Hello! Just found your blog! I wish you the best of luck with your 5k! Looking forward to more posts! My blog is kind of similar, so check it out too!

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