Tuesday, April 10, 2012

I Just Did It

I know everyone is familiar with the Nike slogan, "Just Do It". Well, I just did it. I signed up for my first 5K. That "kerplunk" sound is the sound of friends and family keeling over from shock.

The girl that was always called last in gym class and on the playground has been doing the Couch to 5K training program for the last couple of months and stickin' to it. I'm in shock myself! Completing a 5K race has been on my "bucket list" for sometime now. It was one of those seemingly unattainable goals like signing up for a mission to outer space. But after finding this podcast, it is motivating me to stick with this plan and I am actually looking forward to my date with the treadmill. :-)

I will admit, it was difficult at first. I couldn't run for 30 seconds without wheezing and just knowing I would need a defibrillator at any given moment. But in the last week or so, I have ran for twenty minutes straight! For me, that is EPIC!

I have a way to go in my training to be ready for my first race at the end of the month. I will admit, I am a nervous wreck and wonder if I can complete it without going into cardiac arrest. But as an experienced runner told me just last week. Remember that I am running for myself and no one else. So with that, what have I got to lose?

So, if there is a goal out there that you just know you can't complete, I say throw your fears and doubts to the winds and just do it!

Thanks for looking in!


  1. sounds awesome!! a 5k is also on my bucket list!! maybe i should start looking for one!

  2. Congrats!!! I am sure you are going to do great!

  3. This is AWESOME!!!! Twenty minutes straight, so cool! Can't wait for you to complete your 5K!

  4. Wow Pam good for you. I am in awe.
    I think even if I stick to week one of this training I will be doing better then I am now.
    So excited for you :)

    1. Thanks so much, guys! You rock! :-)

  5. Yeah for you!! You can do it!! I was scared before my first 5K - and it was hard. But I made it. And there is no way you can quit at the end - they have all those people there clapping for you!!! :o)