Thursday, June 21, 2012

I'm Running a 5k

Yes, that's right I'm running a 5k! I am so excited for this you have no idea! I really am enjoying running which is like a miracle because normally I don't see straight up running as fun. But in an effort to get in better shape and support my husband in his decision for a healthier lifestyle we are running and exercising and eating super green! The eating green part I'm not so thrilled about because I sure love my unhealthy food but we're working it in slowly!

I was also inspired by my sister Kristen. I don't know if she ever loved running but she has become sort of my inspiration. She has had 5 kids and is in great shape and that's what I want. I want to still feel good about myself no matter what stage of life I am in. I want to feel healthy and not uncomfortable or unhealthy. I want to start running a 5k because I want to get in the habit now of loving to run and I think having an actual race as a goal will keep me running and exercising. I am nervous but I am already on day four of week one and I am LOVING IT! I feel so energized and the training that I am doing is not hard at all. It was set up by a guy named Hal Higdon (check it out here). It is reasonable and doesn't require you to go out and straight up run a 1.5 mile run everyday!

Anyway, the race is in August and I am so excited!

Happy Running!

1 comment:

Abbey M. said...

Oh Brooke, I'm so proud of you! How did the 5k go? I HATE running, but I want to be healthy, too. I totally agree with you on wanting to be healthy throughout my life, especially when I am a mom. Training for a 5k is a really good idea. It might give me a focus so I don't give up so easily. I'll check out the link you gave and give it a try. I love you!!!!!