Saturday, April 28, 2012

To Run or not to Run?

My brother, Andrew, recently asked me to run a 5k with him....I's not that big of a deal, right...but it is if you haven't been in the habit of running for quite some time. What is a 5k 5 THOUSAND miles or something!?;-)
My sister-in-law is an avid runner, but because of her ever-growing baby bump (yay little buddy, I can't wait 'til you get here!).....I was asked to fill in as the running partner :-/
I think I can take it...right?  I mean, I subjected myself to the pain of the Chiro-Pirate.... so this should be a piece of cake...?
I figure putting this on my blog will motivate me...or just hold me accountable that I said, publicly, that I was going to do it :-/
Feel free to comment below with some encouraging words, raps or ryhmes you wanna make up to motivate me...raps are actually preferred...thanks!

Here's a plan...maybe?

5K Training Schedule for Beginners

1Rest1 mi runCT or Rest1 mi runRest1.5 mi run20-30 min run or CT
2Rest1.5 mi runCT or Rest1.5 mi runRest1.75 mi run20-30 min run or CT
3Rest2 mi runCT or Rest1.5 mi runRest2 mi run20-30 min run or CT
4Rest2.25 mi runCT or Rest1.5 mi runRest2.25 mi run25-35 min run or CT
5Rest2.5 mi runCT or Rest2 mi runRest2.5 mi run25-35 min run or CT
6Rest2.75 mi runCT2 mi runRest2.75 mi run35-40 min run or CT
7Rest3 mi runCT2 mi runRest3 mi run35-40 min run or CT
8Rest3 mi runCT or Rest2 mi runRestRest5K Race!

Seriously....please give me some supportive comments....OR I will be forced to get my motivation and tips from  less than 1 minute of Youtube clips from one of my favorite T.V. characters....Micheal Scott, who hosted his own 5k "Fun Run" Race for a cure for a disease....that already has a cure...

So that's the plan. One of my closest friends is a track/cross-country coach (who also happens to be growing a baby bump of her own)....What do you think, Christine? Is it do-able?  Any suggestions besides what Michael Scott recommends.. like to eat lots of fettuccine alfredo RIGHT before I run....and that  I gotta have some sort of cause to run I will run for the eradication of splinters...ya know, like the kind you get from picnic tables....or decks or something- who likes those, right?  This is a cause that reaches beyond the boundaries of religion, race, one likes a splinter.

Waiting expectantly to be motivated by you :-)

One of the only ways I can do this, is if I take you with expect some running video logs :-)


  1. Hi Julie! You can do it for sure!! (Though poor for you that you were worrying about it at 4am :) I've been wanting to start running too - I'm growing what appears to be a baby bump, but is really just a ponch. When I first looked at the running schedule above, I thought week 1/day 1 was a 1 min run - that's my kind of schedule - eaaase into it. Lol. Good luck!!

    1. Jerry!!!! lol that is hilarious, because I, TOO, thought a 1 minute run would be a great way to start when I first looked at that are growing a baby bump...too funny :-) Well if you start from where you are...and I start from where I am...and we run until we meet in the will only take us like....a year

  2. I really wish I could rap...

  3. Jules -- This is so great, and such a worthy cause. We all know someone in our lives who has been affected by splinters. Splinters don't discriminate, they affect all races and ages. They also don't disintegrate, even when you leave them in for a long time....

    1. Exactly just get me and my cause :-)

  4. Have you already run the race yet? I'm a little late on my comment here.