Monday, August 15, 2016

So - I am Running the Wine & Dine 10K

OK so I seriously must be crazy and right now I am freaking out a little bit. Several of my bestest friends in the WHOLE WIDE WORLD (seriously, they are my heart guys) are signed up for the runDisney Wine and Dine 10K. I had planned on making cute signs and cheering them on. But then . . . I wanted to be part of the action.




I am so nonathletic I don't even have a photo of me doing ANYTHING remotely physical. And so here are some giraffes. Giraffes must run quickly, right?

You guys WHAT WAS I THINKING?! I have never run at all. If a bear was chasing me I would probably just lie down and let it eat me. I do not run. At all. I never have. Even as a child when we had to run in gym class I just wanted to lie on the blacktop and let the earth swallow me before I would run.

But the thing is - I NEED to do this. I eat extremely healthy but I am still slightly overweight. Slightly, but still there. I have been eating Paleo for 2 years and while I have lost a lot of weight I am still not where I should be. I haven't exercised at all.  And so . . . here it is.

My training starts tomorrow. I downloaded the couch to 10K app today.  Wish me luck. I will post weekly updates. If I don't die. If you don't see an update I didn't make it y'all. I didn't make it.



(To follow my journey from the start - view all my running posts.)

22 comments:

  1. Best of luck for your 10k. You're much braver than I would be. Like you, I haven't run in ... forever.

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  2. Wishing you the best of luck. May you reach the finish line with pixie dust and magic in tow.

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  3. I think this is awesome!! IF anyone can do this, it's you! You have tremendous drive, motivation, charisma and determination....I'll be chEARing you on!

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    1. This is so sweet! Thank you for having faith in me!

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  4. WOOOOO HOOOOOOO! I am so excited for you! The medals are awesome the year and Disney is the best motivation. Good luck with your training and feel free to visit my own blog for any Run Disney tips: www.fitdisneymom.com. You'll ROCK IT!

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  5. I had no idea that there was an app! I need to download it too. I need to get better.

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    1. It's going to save my butt! It is from Zen Labs. Go get it!

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  6. Can't wait to be running side-by-side with you!

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    1. Thank you Leanne! I am so excited to do this with my sistas.

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  7. I feel you! I am not athletic at all either! I wanted so badly to run at the Disney Wine & Dine 10K but heard of it too late! Maybe next year!

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  8. yay! I am so excited for you! It is always the first step that is the hardest and you took that step already. You will do awesome.

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  9. I admire you for doing this. I know that I could never run. If it required me to run to get to the front door of my house, I would never make it. So, the fact that you are willing to do this is really gutsy.

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  10. Congratulations on signing up and setting a goal around running a 10K. I also do not run, but have been walking more recently.

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  11. You can do it, don't ever doubt yourself. If you've been eating healthy then all you need is little training to get used to the run and you're going to be okay. I think it's great that you decided to join something like this. It's cool to try new things every once in a while.

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  12. I love the way you write! You talked about something serious here yet the way you write rise a smile on my face. I wish you all luck in your training and the 10K.You have the determination, I'm sure you can do it.

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  13. Oh my god! Good luck I hear you running is not the most fun of things but it is great that you are pushing yourself out of your comfort zone!

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  14. Wait a stinking minute! Disney has a run that involves WINE????? Ummm I need to sign up for the next one seriously, but until then I will be following your recap. Good luck for your future run!

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  15. It's so so exciting to start training for your first. Be smart and listen to your body. Most of all enjoy the run!!

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  16. Good luck, I am sure that you are going to do great. I'm sure you are doing everything that you need to do in order to be successful.

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  17. How cool that you decided to join in on the fun! I would like to do a run one of these days, so I look forward to seeing your updates. I need a couch to 5K app…lol.

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  18. Good luck! I am not athletic either...I love to walk, but I don't get the chance to walk very vigorously walking with three littles...I'm hoping to get a membership to the gym soon, and hopefully that will encourage me to get my butt in gear!

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  19. Omg good luck!!!! I wish I had the motivation to run something like this. Maybe one day ;)

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