Friday, September 12th

Training for a 5K

Race day is tomorrow! I’m certainly not in it to win it. I merely want to survive the heat and cross the finish line. I couldn’t bring myself to train outdoors, so my running and walking have been confined to a treadmill in a freezing air conditioned room.

I’ve spent the last few weeks jogging a few times a week, increasing my running time and stamina. I can run about three times longer than when I started. I realize all bets are off when I take this show outside, so I’m not going to put the pressure of a time goal on myself. The important thing is that the training got me in a place where I’m exercising more and on some days I even looked forward to it. I don’t think I’m ever going to be a real runner or experience that “runner’s high.” I’ll just have to get high the traditional way…heroin.

I treated myself to some new workout gear and the Fit Foodie 5K organizers and sponsors have generously been sending some swag to the ambassadors every few days. So I got the look, I got the loot, and what else do I need? The music. Here’s the most playlist I’ll be using. Click on the songs to hear for yourself.

Wish me luck! Follow along with me and my fellow ambassadors by following the hashtags #FitFoodieRun and #TweetYour Feet. And leave me a comment and tell me about the most recent goal you’ve been working toward. It’ll help inspire me when I’m sweating and panting in the sun tomorrow. 🙂

5 Responses

  1. Kim says:

    Yay! Good luck!

  2. Emily says:

    Woohoo! See you tomorrow! (Or tonight if you’re swinging by the pre-race cocktail party.)

  3. Corrin says:

    Good luck! Add Bang Bang to your playlist!

  4. aneelee says:

    Cool and wet tomorrow morning! Good luck. 🙂

  5. Megan says:

    Ooh, thanks for the playlist; I still have to make mine!

    I have been slacking this week thanks to mold kicking my butt and my own laziness. Luckily (?) it’s supposed to be cool and raining during the race. I’ll just be happy to finish it!

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