You May Be Obsessed When…

I hate it when my husband is right because it usually means I’m wrong. For instance, two weeks ago on the evening after my 5K I went for a little jog. Brandon told me afterwards that I was obsessed with running. Pshhh! Of course not! The whole running thing was a love-hate relationship, not an…

Seattle Hot Chocolate 5K!

I made it! I made it through training and I made it through the race. Seriously, you have no idea how monumental of an event this is. My bucket list can now have the “Enter AND finish a race” goal checked off. I started, barely able to run for two minutes without feeling like I…

Week 6: Couch to 5K

This week started with a run on Sunday. I was caring for my step-daughters so we all headed out to Alki Beach. One was on her long board and the other on her roller blades. As usual, I hadn’t thought about how unconditioned they might be and poor Jade was quite the beginner on those…

Week 5: Couch to 5K

It started out with a crazy, gusty, driving rain run. Tarah and I went to Discovery Park late last Sunday despite the weather. We smooshed and sloshed over the mostly dirt trails. And although we only went about 2 miles, there was a lot of hill-work that just killed my lungs and my butt. It…

Week 4: Couch to 5K

What a week! Ups, downs, sunshine, snow. Wait what? Yep, this rainy city actually got snow for once. And by once I mean for one day. And I mean just an inch or so but snow does cause some mass confusion. It also makes running a bit challenging.¬† So much for using my new shoes…

Week Three: Couch to 5K

I think this wogging (Walk + Jog) thing is getting easier. No kidding. I still look ridiculously pained when doing it and I don’t enjoy it, but it’s easier somehow. I worked Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday this week so my workouts had to work around that.¬†Sunday was kind of a breakthrough. I was scheduled to…

Week Two: Couch to 5K

This week started…wrong… On Sunday I needed to walk 3-5 miles. I also was the sole parental unit in charge of my step-girls that day. I thought I’d combine my walk with my girls which seems pretty practical, right? Well…I hadn’t thought about how infrequently we do physically demanding things. I hadn’t thought that my…