So I found the Couch to 5K program and downloaded it to my phone. I figured I could do that as the boys ran around me. The 5K we were ( okay I was) aiming for is September 3rd... it is the Kids for Kyla race, that supports adoptive families. My Cousin had adopted all her girls, and they were honored at the race in 2011....
But then.... the oldest wanted to run a 5K on the 5th of August, and he convinced us ALL to sign up with him. he said it would be okay if there was walking involved.... sigh...
The first 5K was the Life Care one for Alzheimer's ( I know I will spell that wrong!) And they had spaghetti feed the night before - The kids ate - I met Elvis!!!
I queried everyone to make sure someone knew CPR, and that they would watch for me!! I finished the race! And I did a decent job, you won't want me running to save you though!! I was not last, they did not need to perform CPR, and I met some cool runners along the way!
So one week later ( ONE WEEK PEOPLE) the High School had their fundraising 5K - again - we signed up. The oldest two kids worked the race, so little bit, wrangler man and I ran.... ugh!!
The night before the race - there was no spaghetti feed - there was Lawnmower races!! And yes that little pink one is a pig!! And she WON!! It was a lot of fun. I even won an oil change for me car ( pretty Ironic I thought - since Thursday I had it changed and was , umm, out of oil!!)
I came home and made our own pasta - so we could be carbbed up!
We arrived bright and early Saturday morning, to join all the racers, only to find little bit and I had a huge case of the butterflies. We had all sorts of nightmares about being ran over, being left behind.... so we made a plan to stick together for the first 1/4 mile, that way we could be tough together.
After the first 1/4 mile - he left me. My wing man .... left me - but he rocked it. Had a PR for the race. His butterflies carried him to victory!
Oh - ya - these are the T shirts - I was a sponsor. I did that to make sure I would get a T shirt, just in case.... covered all the bases.
Oh - Look - Its flight for life - its like they knew that I was very concerned about the CPR thing again!!! Alas - I did not need them. I ran 4 1/2 minutes faster that the last one, and only cried once ( okay kidding - but it got your sympathy didn't it)
Now we are back to our Couch to 5K training - we just started week 4 of an 8 week program.
I hope that means that the real 5K that we wanted to run seems easy????