OK so here's an update. I'm sure everyone who reads my blog knows that I'm going to attempt (yes I say attempt) to run a 5k on Mother's Day. It's the Run Like A Mother (RLAM) 5k that will be happening in Raleigh, NC and various other cities across the nation. You can find more information about it HERE.
So here's my plan (thanks to my brother for helping me set these goals): I need to be able to run 1.5 miles by this Thursday, 2 miles by Monday, May 1, 2.5 miles by Friday, May 4 and then 3/3.2 by Monday, May 7. Then I must end with a 3.2 mile run on Wednesday or Thursday May 9 or 10 and then take it easy for the other days.
BUT here's the dilemma. My husband is really busy right now, I have two kids and it's been super cold outside. Well, problem number one only lasts for a little while longer so scratch it off, problem number 2 is a little bit harder but the kids are in school three times a week so that helps, and number three was fixed with the treadmill....UNTIL...the treadmill stopped on me! I used it all weekend and now I can't get it to even start without tripping the breakers! So what do I do. Today's goal was to do the c 2 5k Program and then run a mile. Tomorrow I have to run 1.5 miles. But how do I do that when the kids aren't in school and I don't have a treadmill!!! I'm starting to get depressed.
I'm trying to step back, take a breath and hope for the best. I have been running for 4 days straight so a day off is okay. However, that leaves me less than 24 hours to figure something out for tomorrow! What do I do? This is driving me crazy! What do you do when your running plans don't pan out? Do you think I'm going to be ready for this race? I could use all the help and encouragement I can get!