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.