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Super Impressive “5k Everyday” Update

by Angie on October 12, 2013

Hiya, cuties. It’s Saturday Morning. That means it’s time for me to report on my “5K Everyday” workout goal for October (as part of our “Life Hacks for Mediocre Moms” series). I’m soooo excited to share my progress this week with you!


5k every day button

Sunday 10/6:

For me, Sunday is a day of rest. A literal “sabbath day.” I don’t usually plan any exercise into my Sundays. But why not get a nice stroll in on the Sabbath? So for my 5k last Sunday I walked with my grandparents. Half a mile with both of them, then another 2 miles with grandma as the sun set in beautiful Smithfield, Utah. If you are doing the math, you’ll find that 0.5 + 2.0 = 2.5. A 5k is 3.1 miles. I did not get in a full 5k. But I LOVED walking around the beautiful rural neighborhood my grandparents live in. And I love them, so that totally makes up for the 0.6 I was deficient.

Monday 10/7:

Grandma invited me to join her early morning water aerobics class at the high school pool. I recall riding a yellow school bus to that pool for summer swim lessons when I was 7 years old. I also distinctly remember almost drowning in that pool when I was 7 years old. It was scary. AND SO WAS WATER AEROBICS CLASS! (Just kidding.) Man, those old ladies are fit! I found water aerobics to be a really great core workout and also a challenge aerobically. I had a hard time keeping my face above water during some of the exercises, so the instructor kept chiding me, “Angie, are you trying to do this workout without a floatation belt?” Um. No. I was wearing one. I’m just really bad at this! Apparently. It was quite enjoyable to be out-performed by my 78 year old grandmother with a fake knee.

Anyhow, that workout replaced my 5k run that day. It was awesome and I’m glad I did it!

(Sidenote: I almost had time to meet and hug one of my earliest and funnest blog readers while in Cache Valley on Monday. We both got too busy, though, so we enjoyed a virtual wave as I drove past her town. Hi Kelly! Waving again right now!)

Tuesday 10/8:

I had to catch a flight very early Tuesday morning. That was fun. When I finally arrived in Virginia I was so tired and happy to be reunited with my little people (and hunky man) that I didn’t hop on the treadmill like I had planned. Actually, whatever. Just kidding. I didn’t really plan to run on the treadmill at all. I just knew the day was going to be a wash. Lame me.

Wednesday 10/9:

I got really distracted on Wednesday morning and my 30 minute scheduled run time got chiseled down to a fun little 10 minutes. Yes, I did run for a whole 10 minutes.

one mile on treadmill

I know that’s dumb, but its better than being completely sedentary all day. And bonus?? Even a 10 minute run makes me sweaty enough to require an early morning shower. So I showered Friday morning too! Small victories, buds.

Thursday 10/10:

I ran a 5k on the treadmill. It was slow and lame. I see a theme. Lameness.

Friday 10/11:

Hey! Back on the treadmill! But I only had time for a 2 mile run. 2 miles is greater than 1 mile. 2 miles is less than 3 miles. 1 < 2 < 3. I am really good at numbers. I’m starting to wonder when my original goal of “increasing my speed and intensity and getting back to interval training” in October is going to actually apply to my daily runs/plans/execution. It’s a good question.

Saturday 10/12:

Like I said, it’s Saturday morning right now. I haven’t run yet. And it’s been raining for 3 days. Since The Manchild is home today, I could theoretically leave the kids here and get an outdoors run in. I’ve missed that lately.

I dare you to dare me to go outside and run really hard in the rain. Please? For the love of cookies, I need it!

See you tomorrow.

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Tawny October 12, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Ok Ang….here’s your motivation this week. I will be waiting at your door at 5am for a quick 40 minute run, as I HAVE to be home by 5:40am before hubster leaves for work! No kidding! I will come in and drag you outa bed and make you go barefoot if your not ready. See you Monday!

No joke!


Kelly October 14, 2013 at 3:02 pm

How did today’s run go?! :) lol!! wave, wave


Angie October 17, 2013 at 9:45 pm

thou shalt not ask that question ever again. unless i ran. which i actually didn’t. who’s not surprised?!


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