Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Oh, It's On!

Well, now I've gone and done it. I signed up to run the Des Moines Race for the Cure. I'm part of Team Baby Bootcamp, and I even pledged to raise money - which is a first for me. See the sidebar - it'll be up until October 25th.

I've been doing a little running as part of the BBC classes, and have ventured a jog or two on the Jordan Creek Trail, but 3.1 miles is a whole different animal. I've got the Couch-to-5K-Plan, which says you can do it in 2 months. I've started the plan before, and it does work (last time I built up to 2 miles before I had to quit), but let's see if I can go all the way this time. I'm also worried that it will take me longer to build up, as I am a very slow runner (more of a plodder if you will) and even slower when pushing an extra 40 lbs of baby + stroller.

So who wants to run the Race with me? Just you, me and 20,000 of our friends, neighbors and countrywomen (and -men) all for a great cause!


Hi, I'm Robyn! said...

Look at you girl! I'm so proud of you. I am a horrible runner, otherwise I'd consider, but I'd be happy to pledge...

Chrissy Jo said...

I think I'm going to do it.... but probably sans kids. As much as I would like to think of myself as super mom, I don't get much further than 3/4 mile pushing that nasty double jogger. :-)