Training for a 5k – Finally.

I have wanted to run a 5k for years.

After lots of failed attempts I am finally going to start Training for a 5k.

Training for a 5k - Finally.

I tried to convince my cousin/sister to do it with me, but it never happened. I tried to do it on my own and I think I got up to being able to do about 20 minutes straight on the treadmill but then I kind of stopped. Then my boyfriend and I tried again, and failed. There are so many excuses but it just comes down to laziness.

I found out the other day that there is going to be a 5k color run in my city – and I’m going to do it. I’ve recruited my boyfriend and my sister and her boyfriend. I WILL do it! I am so excited. I have looked for a color run event near me a few times before but nada. We registered and there is no turning back now.

The run is scheduled for June so that gives us 6 months to train. I’m planning on doing the Couch to 5k program. First inside on the treadmill, there’s about 4 feet of snow out there now and with temperatures even colder then -20 Celsius I am not interested in starting training like that! Then when it warms up at the end of March/beginning of April I’m going to do the program again – outside. It’s a lot easier to run on a treadmill then it is to run outside, so hopefully by completing the program both inside and outside it will give me a good amount of training.

We went and got fitted for running shoes and it was a great investment! We got a couple of running shirts and jogging shorts and handheld water bottles too. We are ready to go!

Finally training for a 5k!

Training for a 5k has been a personal goal of mine for way too long, and it’s also one of my Day Zero goals. I’m determined to complete this goal in 2014.

Check out my race recap here: Run or Dye. Happiest 5k on Earth?

Or you can read one of my many race recaps here!

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