As part of my physical fitness goals for this year I decided I would be running a 5K. While for you fit running/jogging types you may snicker a little or even scoff a little at my piddly little goal, but if you aren't a runner...then you know as well as I do...the thought of running three miles or a 5K may as well be uphill both ways in the snow....
But, YES! I've committed myself to participating in a 5K in just ONE MONTH...on my father's birthday...May 7th at 9:30AM.
So here's how my temporary insanity happened. I was alone one night on the computer just messing around (i.e. playing tetris or bejeweled blitz on Facebook) when I saw that a new post had been made by our Vilseck Spouses Club...it was an invitation to join them at the "Fallen Dragoon Memorial 5K run."
Well, sheesh...tug at my heartstrings for the fallen soldiers and all sense leaves my head and I immediately signed myself up. It is a "family event" so I've noted that I'll have a stroller, a toddler and an 8 year old with me. They wanted to know if I was planning on walking or running it. I said, "both...we'll go at the 8 year old's pace."
Totally threw Maddie under the bus.
I'm sure the 8 year old probably will have more of a spring in her running step than me.
But...I signed up...and I'm proud of myself...and on Monday, April 4th I will start the Couch to 5K Program (aka C25K) and hopefully by the time this 5k comes around I'll be able to run nearly 2 whole miles.
(Stop laughing please.)