Run, Don't Walk

Monday, March 9, 2009

So, I've been keeping a secret from you, my blogging friends.  

For the last couple months, I've been training to run a 5k with a group of young moms in Vegas.  I've practiced 4-5 days a week, including going on a group run every Saturday morning.  Now let me tell you, I've NEVER been a runner - in fact, I thought it was an awful activity - planned torture...  However, gradually, I actually have started to be able to do it.  I started out slowly - the first week I did 60 seconds of jogging and 90 seconds of walking, switching off, for 20 minutes and from there gradually added more running and less walking.  I didn't post about this before because I didn't want to jinx it.

Anyway, last Saturday, we had our big race - a 5k through downtown Las Vegas.  My only goal was to run the whole thing w/o stopping to walk - and I did that and more - I finished w/a time of 31:25! Hooray!  I'm proof that just about anyone can take up running if they're just willing to give it a shot.

Me, my friend Annie, our trainer Lindsey Sheer, and another friend Alison before the race...

Being silly waiting for the race to start.

Ali and I w/Las Vegas' infamous Mayor Oscar Goodman

About to cross the finish line

My supportive darling w/me after the race

Our whole group celebrating after the race


  1. This is awesome! Congrats. I am/was also on the same page about running. I hated it. I am now starting to enjoy it. Keep up the planned torture

  2. That's AWESOME!! Whitney WISHES I ran... He is a big runner and does 5 miles a day 3 to 5 times a week (less when we're busy!) He would LOVE if I went with him, but with two kids, when would that ever happen!? I am SO Proud of yoU! Plus you look HOT!!



  3. What a great accomplishment Erika! I am so proud of you, about to pop my buttons. I like the pictures too. You look so cute and thin!! Woo Hoo!

  4. DUDE! You are awesome! That is a great time and you look fantastic!

  5. So awesome! Glad you didn't stop and you had a great time!

  6. Nice job! You're looking HOT!

  7. Wow congratulations! I tried a 5k run once for cancer research and I just couldn't manage to run the whole way without stops and starts!!

    Glad to hear Caroline is doing better and that you had a wonderful Valentine's Day.

  8. Awesome!! And I concur, you look HOT HOT HOT!!! I liked the shirts, too. =) (It's all about the shirt, right?!). After I did my first 5K I was totally hooked. Any plans for more? We should do one together!
    Love ya!

  9. I love your shirts! Where did you get them?


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