Something New #19 – Signed up for a 5k

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March 12, 2011 by Darlene McC

Running is a singular form of torture to be lumped in with water boarding and putting slivers underneath toenails.  I have not liked to run since I was a child and hit my first major growth spurt.  At that point I became awkward and my shins hurt all the time and running suddenly seemed like a bad idea.

I started to hate it less in Jr High when I ran 800s for track ~ but never as an adult.  Well, no time to change like the present.  Today’s Something New is that I signed up for a 5k.

Run for Change is to support the 20th Anniversary of Penny Harvest, a New York based children’s charity that helps empower children through their own good works.  Seems like a good enough cause.  I like kids.

My goal is to raise $200 on top of the goal to make it 5 Kilometers with out stopping, puking, or passing out.  If you click that little link there & then the “Donate Now” button on my page it’ll tell you what your money can do:

The plan is to do a modified version of the Couch to 5k training program.  The first workout will be Something New some time this week.  Pray for the preservation of my knees.

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3 thoughts on “Something New #19 – Signed up for a 5k

  1. […] Training Session March 20, 2011 UrbanAmazon Leave a comment Go to comments As mentioned in Something New #19, running is a bit evil.  I don’t find it fun or relaxing or meditative; and given the length […]

  2. […] and felt the rush I had missed so much.  I started Urban Amazon to document my adventures and I ran my first 5k.  I got a concussion on my birthday and recovered like a normal person.  I was BACK, […]

  3. […] and felt the rush I had missed so much.  I started Urban Amazon to document my adventures and I ran my first 5k.  I got a concussion on my birthday and recovered like a normal person.  I was BACK, […]

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