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.