5K Training

Couch to 5K Check-In #1

Posted on January 6, 2013. Filed under: 5K Training, Shrinking Jeans Challenges |

I joined the #C25K challenge, which started last week. Now, we’re to report our progress and any questions, so here goes.

I’m Tami and I live in NE Oklahoma. Honestly, I didn’t even start, yet.

I’m not sure why I even started a challenge, when I am adjusting to a six week old baby and returning to a full time job. Still yet, I don’t want to quit. I want to give it a try. So, I’m asking:

Should I try to fit this challenge into my busy schedule. If so, how do you suggest I play catchup for the week I missed?

I’m blogging my progress at 5kdare.wordpress.com.

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Beginning Weight for 2013

Posted on January 1, 2013. Filed under: 5K Training, Shrinking Jeans Challenges, Weekly Weigh In |

My main goal for 2013 is to run (or walk) the 5K with my teenage son. I hope this goal leads to some weight loss (for me), as well as a stronger relationship with my children.  This is what my 5K Dare is all about!

I’ve joined Shrinking Jeans for a weight loss challenge and some 5K training.

Neither will be easy, since I’m the proud mother of a new baby and a procrastinator. However, I am committing to doing all I can. It will take me longer than I’d like, but any progress is progress, right?

My first weigh in for 2013 is 172.3.










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I Dared Myself (Welcome to The 5K Dare!)

Posted on January 1, 2013. Filed under: 5K Training, Goals |

Ever open your mouth and say something you almost wish you hadn’t?

I told my 16 year old son that I would run (or at least walk) the 5K with him this coming September.

Why would I say a horrible thing like that?  Well, um, because…

  1. Bonding Time – Cross-country is my son’s thing.  He’s ran in the 5K the last two years.   I’d like to commit to spending more time with my children in their realm.  So, to spend time with my son, it’s either this or video games.   I’m thinking the run would be more beneficial to my health.  Now, I just need to think of something I can do with my 14-year-old daughter.   Maybe something not so outrageous?!?
  2. Improved Health – Every weight loss challenge goes by without much success.  Maybe if I dare myself to my son and publicly to do something as outrageous as run in public, I will commit to the training it takes to get there, and lose some weight along the way.   Also, my health could use some attention, as I recently gave birth to a beautiful second son.  That means I have another 18+ years to raise a young’un.   Being overweight and 36, I’ll need all the energy and strength to chase after a little one!
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