As some of you may have heard – I am going to run a 5K in February with a group of friends. We will be running in the Disney Princess Marathon at Disney World in Florida. I will actually be doing the Royal Family 5K since this is my first attempt at a run like this. I am very excited, motivated, and a tiny bit scared as well. I thought I would take you all along with me on this journey. You may be wondering why the title says “OUR” 5K Journey. Well, contributor Crystal will also be running as well as Melissa who also writes for Couponers United on occasion so you may hear some updates from them as well. Melissa & Crystal will be running the half marathon.
Why a 5K?
So you may wonder why I’m running a 5K. There are so many reasons. I have always wanted to run but have always had a million excuses why I can’t. I don’t have time, my kids keep me too busy, I work too much, I get shin splints, I have bad feet, and the list goes ON and ON. Well, I can MAKE time, I am inspiring my kids, I don’t need to work so much, there are ways to avoid shin splints, and my doc says I can run-bad feet and all! So, all of my excuses are garbage 🙂
Besides all of the health benefits, and there are ALOT OF HEALTH benefits, I came up with quite a few added “mom” benefits today.
I can eat more points (I’m on Weight Watchers)
I can wear my skinny jeans – soon
I can keep up with my kids
I get 30 minutes of alone time
I can listen to MY OWN music for a FULL 30 minutes
I am getting reacquainted with my neighbors
I get extra prayer time
I actually eat breakfast now
I crave water now (I always had a hard time getting all those ounces down every day)
I get a new pair of sneakers – NICE sneakers!!
I can add that 5K Sticker to the back of my car soon!
I get to hang out at Disney – and wear a tutu 🙂
I could go on and on really. There are so many benefits that those excuses I was using seem ridiculous now.
So I hope you follow along on this journey with us. And if you’re local and want to run – head on over and sign up – then let me know and we can meet up at Disney!!
Stay tuned for more posts soon. I’m working on these: 5K on a budget and Week 1 Day 1