Why I'm running a 5k

May 01, 2010

I eluded in my first post that I was now training to run a 5k.  Yes it is true.  The formerly 280 ish some pounds girl is going to run!!!  I never in a million years thought I would do this.  I mean, I hate running.  No, let me rephrase that - I HATE RUNNING!  It hurts and it makes you sweaty, and ... blah blah blah. 

So, then why do I feel the need to run a 5k?  I mean I could have picked a mile run.  Nope, I picked a 5k? 

  1. Prove I can do it.
  2. Do something that really fat people can't do to prove to myself that I'm not as fat anymore.
  3. Prove to myself I really do hate running.  I mean, what if I really secretly love running.  Who knows?
  4. Get a new Weight Watchers charm for my key chain (when you lose the first 10% of your body weight at Weight Watchers, they give you a key chain, then you get charms for things like 25, 50, 75, 100 lbs, running/walking a 5k, etc.).  People you would not believe how important these stupid little things become.
  5. Because my Weight Watchers leader volunteered to run with me.  No getting out of it now.  Bless you, you are a fabulous woman!
  6. Last and most important - I want to try and catapult my weight loss into the next zone.  I want to get to 100 lbs lost and I want to get to my goal.
#6 is really where I'm focused right now.  I weighed in on Thursday, and I lost 1.4 pounds for a new total of 91.8 lbs lost.  I have only 8.2 lbs to reach 100 lbs total lost, and only 14.6 lbs to my goal weight!!! HOLY COW!  This is real.  I am so close.  I really feel like training for this 5k is my ticket to get there as quickly and as healthily as possible.

I hope to post the plan I'm following soon, and also talk about what I want to do once I reach my goal!  I'll also post a first training week recap tomorrow, after my last session of the week.  I should also take some more recent pics.  The ones I posted on my first post are from about 2-3 months ago. 

Stay tuned... and thanks for visiting!

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  1. Sarah,
    You are an inspiration! Thank you so much for sharing. My only complaint - Wish I could've read the journey from the start! :) All the best with your running goal and the 100lb goal that is getting closer and closer! Looking forward to seeing the new you this summer!

  2. So I'm sorry we called you that . . . it could be worse you could have used the "bear breath Ross" name. Anyway, I am so proud of you. Seeing you in person last week . . . well, you look FANTASTIC and you can do the 5K thing. We should all be running with you. Love you!!

  3. Jen - can't wait to see you too! Sorry, I didn't start from the beginning... I guess I was too scared of failing.

    Cathy - that's ok. I thought and thought for a couple of days about the name, and then bam... it came to me, it was perfect. Good to see you last week too, what a treat!


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