Friday, April 23, 2010

5k weekend!!!

yay!!!! it's finally here!!!! The journey started almost 4 months ago and it's time to prove i have become a runner.
Sadly, Sarah won't be joining me on the race :(

She has...... streptococcal glomerulonephritis.

Yeah, i'd never heard of it either. but basically she has strep in her kidney. so she's on good meds and can't do much for 2 weeks.

we're both realllllly disappointed. she's been a part of the running journey since the very beginning. the good news is that Sarah & Mike are still coming for the weekend, and will be cheering on me and Daniel.

I have to be honest, i'm a little scared about the run. mostly bc i ran outside at this new grassy park for the first time this week and almost died. i don't want to die on sunday.

we ran 2 miles with me breathing heavy and complaining the whole time and Daniel talking as if this was a walk in the park. it probably is a walk in the park to him. but it was a def wake up call that i'm not in the shape i would like to be or have fooled myself to be in.

apparently running on the treadmill is not the as same outside...hmmmm go fig.

anyways, i'm MUCHO excited about this weekend with sarah and mike. they're leaving the kids at mom and dads and we're going to eat, talk, eat run, and eat

can't wait to show you the pics from Sunday!!!! I'll be the one receiving the medal, hahahahahahaha!!!

p.s. i have lot 10 lbs since i've started running. go me.




  1. I hopped over from The Pink Girl to wish you Good Luck!!! I ran my first 5k in December and it felt like such an accomplishment! You're right about treadmill vs outside running- MAJOR difference! If you up your incline to 1-2 on the treadmill it makes the transition a little bit easier! Good Luck!!!

  2. So excited for you, Laura! I wish I could be there to cheer you on! This is so fantastic. Since we missed our first attempt at a 5K due to everyone in the house being sick...we are going at it on April 22nd. I can't wait!

    So proud of you! Have fun!

  3. Stopped by via That Pink Girl.... you'll be fine. You're sooo right about the treadmill vs. outside running. I can't run on a treadmill, love the outside so much! Just slow that pace down just a tad and you should be fine. Good luck!!!

  4. Oh I wish I was there to run with you! Hmmm, wonder if there are still bibs available??? :0) You are going to do an amazing job - your hard work will pay off! Remember to run with JOY! Hebrews 12:1