me....a runner?

It's funny how things work.  How you get something in your mind you think "no way" and then so many things point to "yes".  Well that's just what has happened in my mind the past couple days.  It all started when Justin and I passed our church parking lot Friday night and saw tons of cars and quite a few of people we know.  We couldn't figure out what it was and because we were so curious about what in the world could be going on at our church that we didn't know about (that sounds conceited...what I mean is we're just really involved).  Finally we realized it was the 5k that takes place the day before our big day each summer where we celebrate our county (yep, antique tractors, parade, and all).  It always starts and finishes at our church.  After saying hey to a few people and leaving the parking lot, we had a short and sweet conversation about maybe setting a goal to do "one of those" together.  It was very nonchalant.  We decided on next summer.  Ha! Well when I get something on my mind, I really have a hard time getting it off my mind until I have a set plan of action.  Because of that, we have sped things up quite a bit. 

With my hubby by my side, I will be running a 5k in late October at an amazing local park that will benefit a local non-profit agency that helps suffering children, whether they may be abandoned, neglected, in need of medical assistance, in crisis, or have any other concerning issues.  It's an amazing organization that I am thrilled to support.  Now the part I'm not really as fond about here is running.  I've never been a runner.  Ever.  I love to take walks.  But I don't want to just walk the 5k...I want to run it.  Being a softball and basketball player in middle and high school, I was a pretty good sprinter....but long distance running has never been my cup of tea.  However, I've been very goal-oriented lately.  And this is simply another goal I have set for myself (and Justin has set for himself....even though I'm sure he could run it with ease right now with no training), in order to get in shape and benefit something I really believe in....helping kiddos in need. 

My inspirational bloggy friend, Natalie, posted a few days ago about her 5k goal (another one of the things that nudged me closer to taking this step).  She shared a great plan for non-runners prepping for a 5k...the Couch to 5k Running Plan.  Yes, that would be perfect for me as I'm pretty seasoned in sitting on the couch.  It's a great, detailed plan that you do three times a week for nine weeks.  Justin and I will begin this in a couple weeks.  I can't wait! Adrenaline rushes through me just thinking about this. 

I love how God works in the small details of our lives.

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  1. I've started that program 3 times this summer! Vacations keep getting in the way, but I"m determined to finish! My hubby is a marathon runner and I'd love to be able to go on his shorter runs with him. Good luck!

  2. That's so great! I don't run but I think it is such an awesome thing to start! Keep us updated :)

  3. Very inspiring! I love it!

    I have many friends who are now into running--and they're trying to convince me to try a 5k. We'll see -- you might inspire me. :)



  4. You can do it! And luckily a 5k isn't too long. I say that.. I've never run 5k. The longest I have EVER run is 2 miles... yikes! BUT still. I would say this is a good goal! I'm rooting for you!


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