So I did this today

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Kyra is hosting a Virtual 5k Race Series and today was the first race. I walked/jogged 3.25* miles in 56:12 on my treadmill in my garage because it was supposed to be cold and rainy this morning. Well it’s chilly outside but not rainy so I could have run outside, but since I slept in until 9am this morning (Nyquil), and I needed to make breakfast for the kiddos, I decided to call up my ol’ pal Liz Lemon and have her run with me via The Netflix. 

I walked most of those 3 miles, but about every 5 minutes, I threw in a 2-3 minute jog. I think that on Monday I’m going to start a couch to 5k training plan. I’d really like to get myself back up to running a lot more – it’s true what they say “if you don’t use it, you lose it”. I’m also going to try and start running outside more, at least on the weekends. Treadmill running sorta sucks. :/

Protip: don’t walk/run 3 miles on an empty stomach. I did fine during the walk, but at the end I was spent. It took all my energy to get myself into the shower and wash off. But then I made a fabulous breakfast consisting of a whole wheat pancake, 2 eggs, and some strawberries and after eating that I felt 100% better, so it’s all good. Next time I’ll eat a little something beforehand so I don’t have to crawl to the shower afterwards (just kidding, I didn’t really crawl. Zombie-walked is probably more accurate). 

You can still get in on the action if you want – just go here and sign up. There’s also a handy Facebook page for the participants. It’s a fun time – you should totally join. All the cool kids are doing it. Just sayin’. 😎

*yes, I know a 5k is actually 3.1 miles but my treadmill only advances in .25 increments. My plan was to stop once it got down to .15 but I forgot and did the whole 3.25 miles. *sigh*

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7 thoughts on “So I did this today

  1. debby

    This sounds great. I notice that when I have a goal, I tend to work more consistently (who knew?) I’m working on a quilt that has to be finished in 4 days. For sure, it is the only thing I work on every day, instead of switching back and forth between projects like I usually do.

    So do you like walking and/or running?

  2. Hanka from Poland

    Jill, i tried to run on empty stomach – I was lack of energy. I choose whole wheat tost with little of jam and that`s great starter before morning run. Go running! I love it!

  3. I like the idea of a ‘virtual’ 5k. I don’t sign up for real ones, because I’m definitely not a runner, but I’m starting to get back into exercise. Thanks to folks like you, who set a good activity example, I’m moving more!

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