so, i somehow convinced my husband to sign up to run a 5k with me! this is actually something on my 30 by 30 list that i thought i would tackle another year, but there's no time like the present!
if you knew me or my husband in real life, you would probably ask why we are running a 5k because we both don't run or even like running. but i think the fact that we don't like running is one of the best reasons to do it. it will be a lot of fun to train together and i think it's one of those things everyone needs to do at least once!
i know a few pretty awesome bloggers that are runners (The Lady Okie, Not Before My Tea, Sunshine to the Square Inch, and Wonderfully Complex to name a few!) i love reading their posts about running and although i have never particularly liked it, i love reading how passionate they are about it! and i end up dreaming that maybe someday i can love it, too! or maybe not. either way, i've gotta try to find out!
the race is towards the end of June, so we have about 9 weeks to train! 9 weeks is just how long the couch to 5k training program is for, so we'll be using this to help us train! running a race in South Carolina in June sounds miserable, but it's a candlelight run held at night so that is pretty neat!
since this is our first race we really aren't sure what to expect and our main goal is just to finish! we are definitely not going to be the fastest runners and we will probably never run a marathon or anything, but this is something we want to do just to have the experience! i wanted to share some of the reasons of why we decided to run a 5k. some may resonate with you and some may not, but that's okay!
o1 | consistent exercising is easier with a goal. planning to reach a goal is kinda my thing, so having a 5k to train for will be the push i need to get back into exercising regularly.
o2 | we want a healthy lifestyle. we have been working towards healthy eating habits but a healthy lifestyle also includes regular exercise. i think it will be a bonding experience for me and my husband to train for this together! especially because we are both starting at the same place. the same place being that we don't run.
o3 | the registration fee goes to a good cause. our registration fee goes to Shriner's Hospital for Children and we are excited about helping out such a good cause! most races are raising money for something, so find one that you'd love to support and run with the knowledge that you are helping those in need!
o4 | learning to pace. i want to learn to pace myself in all areas of my life. along with learning how to pace myself with running, training for a 5k will help me learn much that i can apply to other areas of my life!
o5 | why not? instead of asking myself why i should run a 5k, i started asking myself why i shouldn't. for some things in life, if there isn't a good reason of why i can't do it, then that is a good enough reason for me of why i should!
have you ever run a 5k?
how has it helped you in other areas of your life?