Couch to 5K- The end!?!

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I am one run away from finishing the Couch to 5K program. This week is 30 minute runs. Remember back in my last C25K post me saying 3 and 8 minute runs seemed impossible? Well, the 30 minutes are hard but I’m loving them. Never in a million years would I have thought of myself as a runner. Now I am in LOVE with running. My next goal is a 10K that I will run in August and then after that I hope to run a half marathon in January 2013. 9 weeks ago I would have thought this crazy, now I know I can do it.
I’ve been telling people that there are no excuses. I have tried my best to live this during my journey with the Couch to 5K training. I have ran in rain, snow, high winds, cold and heat. I’ve run uphill against the wind, on days that I didn’t get much sleep and on days I felt like I didn’t have time. I told myself it’s only 30 minutes and then I’m done, I can relax.

I wanted to share a funny story about today too-

I planned on running after picking Lee up from school. I told her I really didn’t feel like running today. That I was tired and my legs were sore. She turns to me and says, “no excuses mommy!” LoL, she’s learned well and mommy did end up running. Thanks Lee for the pep talk.

Would I recommend the Couch to 5K program? YES! But you need to be committed, you need to get rid of the excuses in your life and you need give yourself a goal. Running is hard when starting out, you’re going to dread it at first but if you’re truly committed you’ll get stronger and better.

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Also want to ask if any of you reading are able to help with sponsoring/donating to my 5K run event that takes place May 26th. You can read more here. I’m still in need of water bottles, pedometers and a poster of my “before” photo. I would also be interested in any other health/fitness product you think would be perfect for the swag bags. THANK YOU.
And I want to invite you all to attend if you are able to. It takes place in Waterloo, ON.(please email me for address.) For those of you who can’t make it I will be blogging about the event, posting a video of my talk and hosting a giveaway to allow one of you a chance to win one of the swag bags the guests will be getting.