Thursday, August 23, 2012

Running and Zombies

I have been trying to decide what I should blog about next, and for the longest time a drew a blank- I haven’t made any exciting new crafts, decorated the guest room (yet), or done much of anything exciting for that matter. Then I realized I should share with you all my new challenge!

Drum roll please…

I’ve set a goal to run a 5K in late October! For those of you that know me, you may be laughing hysterically at your computer screen right now. Truth is, I don’t think I’ve ever ran more than 1.5 miles (consecutively) in my life. Granted, I did play sports, I do go to the gym every now and then, and I’m not an unhealthy person. I just hate to run. I hate the feeling of not being able to breathe combined with feeling like I’m literally about to die. Yep, just not my idea of happiness, relaxation, or regeneration (words I’ve heard others say when they describe running). So, why did I come to the conclusion that I should attempt a 5K? Well the story goes, one of my friends and fellow Coastie wife, told me about this run called the Zombie 5K.
That’s right zombies… I mean who’s not obsessed with The Walking Dead right now??
Number one, how cool is that? Number two, the idea of running becomes secondary to the fact that I am being chased by flesh eating crazies. Now if that’s not motivation, I don’t know what is. It also turns out that, not only are there zombies, but there are obstacles to complete before crossing finish line. I talking about, climbing rope, hanging from monkey bars, and crawling through dark tunnels to just name a few. Yes, it appears I’m in for a heck of a 5K, I can only hope I survive this apparent apocalypse!
Maybe I was a little over-ambitious for my first 5K, but I do love a good challenge. Plus, I have started to “train” for the run which I am hoping will spawn new, healthy habits in my life. I really would like to enjoy running, but right now that still seems out of reach. So, I will continue to train, and be sure to keep you all posted on the run.
In the meantime, take a look at the website…
Zombie 5K


  1. So glad we are doing the Zombie 5k together! Go Coastbusters!!

  2. I'm training for a 5K, too! Are you using any program, or just going out & running?

  3. Just going out and running right now. But I'm thinking about the whole "Couch to 5k" thing might work better. I can run a mile, but after that I just want to stop!

  4. I downloaded the free "couch to 5k" app on my phone and really like using it, but didn't make it through the full 8 or 10 weeks that it has. I think it was too fast for me to jump from running a min, walk a min... to run 30 min. You'll do fine with it though and now that you have the motivation!