Monday, March 10, 2014

Time to Go Public

Well, I guess it's time I go public about something that I've been keeping pretty quiet about.

In an effort to kick myself in the buttocks, I decided to run a 5k.

Yes, this is crazy.

No, I am not a runner.

I haven't run since I was 22, and even then, I was REALLY bad at it.

Yes, I have spondylosis and a herniated disc and plantar fasciitis.

But, as most of the world knows, I am working to improve my health. So I had this idea that if I set this crazy goal of running in a 5k, that this might motivate me to get in better shape.

Now, I'm still not in shape, but I'm proud to say that I can in fact "run" (it's more like a labored jog) 3 miles without stopping. Or puking. True, it takes me about 45 minutes, but hey, who's counting?

I've been working with a trainer. I've been doing cardio weight circuits, water jogging, and tread mill intervals, and lo and behold, I am now about a month away from the big race. And I'm almost ready.

On April 12, I will be "running" in the Central Indiana Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This race is held in Indianapolis, home of my beloved aunt-in-law. My mother, mother-in-law, and aunt-in-law are all cancer survivors and I will be running in their honor. There will be thousands upon thousands of runners. I may well come in last, but that's okay.

I hate running. But I want to be the kind of person who runs. I want to be healthy. And if I can run, anybody can run. Don't believe me? Ha! Just come watch me run sometime. I look a little like a bear lumbering through jello.

If you would like to support me in this and help me to raise money for this important cause, please visit my fundraising page.


  1. Fantastic goals, Robin! Running for health! Running a 5K (Because you CAN)!! Running for the CURE!!! You are awesome, and will have our support!