January 3, 2011

What did I get myself into?

On Saturday, I will be running my first 5K.  I know that 3. something miles is not really a big deal (I've been able to run this before... so it doesn't sound like too much).  BUT... I haven't ran in SOOOOOOO long!  In 2010, I've gained a lot of weight.  Let me tell you... a whole lot of weight!  Being on the set of photo shoots and films does no good for the waist line (or lack thereof).  All I did was eat the food that was being catered... at every hour!  When there is down time, there is eating time.  A huge NO NO... but I couldn't help myself!  Eeeps!  I should be punished. 

I am being punished because now, I am paying for it.  My clothes don't fit right and I refuse to shop until I feel like I look good in the clothes.  Pressure, right?  Oh well... I must.  Its really really bad... trust me!

Anyway, the race is actually a fundraiser event for Sam's work.  He won't be running with me, unfortunately, so I am not going to have a running buddy.  Boo hoo!  He registered me last week and now I am running in 4 days.  WTF?!  I hope I don't get hurt without the proper training.  I think the last time I ran anything more than 3 miles at a time was over a year ago.  Holy sh*t.  Now the more that I think about it, the scarier it is.  And with the weather being poor lately, I can't really go out there and practice or shall I say... train.  What is a girl to do?  I know I should be toughing out the rain because it might even rain that day... but man... I don't want to. Running on a treadmill is a lot different, I know... so that would only help a little.  I know I shouldn't be sitting here making up excuses, but I am.  I am lazy.  BUT... there is no backing out now. 

Excuse me while I go have a panic attack.


  1. Girl up ~ you can do it! and remember it is for a good cause.... does that help.... LOL (glad it is u and not me...)

  2. Hey, good for you! Go for it! My New Year Resolution was to get back in shape. I barely made it through 20 minutes of jogging this morning before I had to give up, so it'll be awhile before I'm making any marathons.

  3. Thanks J! I'm actually getting sick (not intentionally, I swear) so we'll see how it goes. Trying to fight it and get this 5K crossed off my bucket list! :)

  4. ahhhhhhhhhh how ironic!!! i'm running my first 5k on Jan 22. it's for the United Healthcare Children's Foundation. I haven't ran in years...but I've been playing the XBox Kinect sports and dance central - that should count for some kind of workout, eh??? lol.

    Good luck to you hunny!

  5. Whaaat? HAHA and yes, that does count as a work out! Seriously if I stop responding to anything after Saturday, then I probably died during the run! LOL

  6. You will kill it. It's not hard. Only 3.1 miles!

    Once you get used to training, you'll want to do a 10K next, and then a half marathon (13.1)... I was training for a full marathon (26.2) last year, before my back started bothering me (arthritis, not running). But I would've done it! It was in Hawaii!



  7. Thanks for the words of encouragement, everyone! Tomorrow is THE day! If I don't come back, you know why!