Off and ‘Running’ in 2009

If you read my weightloss blog than you know that I’ve been at a stand still with my weight loss – I haven’t lost weight in over a month (not that I’ve been trying hard with the holidays….)! Well… drum roll please…. today is the day I return to the gym and begin training for a 5k.

I started contemplating a return to the gym a few weeks ago after receiving a letter from Silverlake (our family – friendly gym) that they would now be allowing members to use their sister gym – Better Bodies – at no additional charge. While I love Silverlake, Better Bodies is closer to our house which means I can sleep in a smidge longer before heading out in the a.m. to work out before work.

My decision to return to the gym has been spurred by my desire to run a 5k this year.  A few of my friends turned me on to a program called The Couch-to-5K Running Plan that seems really do-able. The program helps you gradually work up to running three miles with 2 months of gradual training.

In addition to the prospect of successfully running a 5K, I’m also excited because I’m virtually training with Emilie from Mommin it up, Marcy from Stretching a Buck, Laura from Laura’s Carbon Footprint and Loree from Hermits Gone WIld.

I am really looking forward to doing this.  Back “in the day” I ran long distance in middle and high school and was actually really good.  I really enjoyed running but somehow just stopped as I got older.

If you live in the Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky area and want to “train” with us we’d love to have you. Right now we are looking at races in March to run.

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  1. Amie says:

    Good for you!! You will be able to do a 5k easily!
    You should do the Heart Mini Marathon in March. They have a 5K.
    It’s pretty flat..
    You can get a corporate sponsor.. we do it.
    Good Luck!
    I will be there.. and then there is the Flying Pig.. : )
    we are relaying that…

  2. Jamie says:

    Good luck, I have never been a runner I hated it in school, but I am going to check out that link, maybe even I will get inspired!!

  3. Mrs. Flinger says:

    You’ll love the couch to 5K program. It’s worked for so many of my friends and I. Definitely keep us informed! It’s the best way to stick with it, for sure. :-)

    Also, OMG HI. I totally remember meeting you and was all excited to see you on twitter. YEY!

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  4. Andrea @ Mommy says:

    Good luck!

    I think I read at Cincy Losers that you need to lose 10 more pounds. That’s my goal too – I swear those have to be the hardest to come off!

    I think I may try to get in one of those races with you gals! I am hoping to do something in the Pig this year. I gotta get my butt training too!

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  5. mimipz5wjj says:

    No WAY! I just started the couch to 5K plan today too!

    I started it once before but got very sick — flu or horrid cold or some such — and gave up. But when I did it last year it was so nice to just have a plan and stick to it.

    Good luck! And if I was up your way I’d work it with you!

    mimipz5wjj´s last blog post… Playing Catch Up!

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