Couch 2 5k

If you’ve bee following me at any point on Instagram you probably know I have a love/hate relationship with physical activity. 

I love the way I feel after I’m done, but I hate the actual process of “doing it.”
So a friend has coerced me into joining, quite possibly, the worst exercise programs of them all: Couch to 5K. 

The truth is, I’ve always wanted to complete a 5k. In fact, it’s on my bucket list of things to do before I die, but the actual thought of running, actual running, gives me hives. (Don’t judge)

So how, pray tell, do you think I will scratch a 5k off my list? You guessed it… I finally took a big ole swig out of the “suck it up buttercup” cup and washed it down with a side of “quitcherbitchin” soup. 

And if I can be honest, it’s going pretty good! I’m on week two of the C25k app program and I’m happy to report, I have not died!  What’s more impressive to me is that after the initial 20 minutes, I actual enjoy it. (Insert large gasp here) 

Now, I’ve been nursing a sinus infection for (going on three weeks now) so it’s made it a tad bit difficult to wrap up week two with good timing due to the infection spreading into my actual lungs, however, I’m excited about actually completing the program!

after the shots
Obligatory doc offfice photo

If you’re not impressed yet, try this on for size… I, CG,  am making plans to sign Shorty and I up for a 5k that we can run together! (which is a request she’s been making for about a year) 

So yay for CG for putting an end to her procrastination and wishful thinking and putting her dreams in motion. 

Illness or not, I will complete this program, and when I do… There will be a HUGE celebration, and quite possibly vegan donuts. 👏🏾#staytuned 

C25K : week two

It’s official: CG is now a Soccer mom

Shorty has been playing soccer for about a year.  This year, however, the organization she plays for is trying something new…they’re trying to train up a competitive team for the following year.  So for the next year, several  of the players (who sign up of course) will undergo labor intensive skills/drills training to become the best players they can be.

Sounds great!  I think…

But I had to warn her: to whom much is given, much is required.  Practice days will increase from two to three.  There will be more physical exertion required than on her current rec league. Out the gate, the players will have to run a 5K their first week of practice, and their first game will be played an hour away from home.

So where does that leave me?  In “soccer mom/tiger mom” land?

Who’s bright idea was that?  Oh yeah, I forgot…it was mine.
So now the rat race begins…


I fully expect this year to be full of long nights of completing homework and extended road trips.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I think I need to lie down…even the thought of the upcoming year is making me tired.



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