Monday, July 18, 2011

My First 5K & The Wiz

Bootcamp Ladies before 5K

I'm ran my first 5k this weekend.  It was to a good cause too. "Giving to Living" it is to help cancer patients with their living expenses since the treatments and appointments can eat up all of their savings. My plan was to run as much as I can and to stay in front of the woman who ran in her jeans while carrying her purse! LOL!  I know I can run a mile and that I can push myself to run as much as I can.  I was not a fast runner at all, but I was not in for winning. I was in for doing something new that is good for me. I will admit that I have not been systematic about training. I downloaded the Couch to 5k running plan. Did I follow it? Nope.  I did do bootcamp and we do run 2 out of the 3 times that we meet. I do walk-run on two of the off days. I'm not worried about it. I did it in 45 minutes. I probably ran about half of it and walked about half of it.  I did my best since that is all I can do.
Mer finishing 5K with Rhonda right behind

Mo did the 5K too. I won't tell you how she did since I know she has a post about her experience. This will be just the beginning of many more 5k's that we will do together.  What I can say is that I am very proud of her for doing this!
We also saw the opening night of The Wiz! It was an awesome show.  My daughter loves being on stage with all her friends. So wonderful to see a kid just beam with excitement and smiling from ear to ear! It has been so great to see so many of her friends and family come out to see her.  I am really proud of her. But I keep hearing that riff in my head from the musical-

Ease on down, ease on down the road. 
Come on and ease on down, ease on down the road. 
Don't you carry nothing that might be a load. 
Come on and ease on down, ease on down the road.

Now, that our first weekend of The Wiz show is over we are easing down to a few days off and taking off the load for a few days to rest, relax and rejuvenate! My kids are staying with their great aunt while my hubby and I are going for away for little together time! Hooray!
I am so looking forward to this since as soon as we get back I start working on my goals and start really gearing up to teach again. The second and last weekend of The Wiz is on again too so I have some more backstage time to put in for the shows.  My life is going to get busy again, but it all good since it means that I have to be more organized and it means that I stick to my goals and plans. 

Have a great week everyone!
May you have time this week to-
Always on the move- MER


Mer and Mo said...

You did great this weekend!! So proud of you for not only running for a good cause, but running to see how you can do with others following, purses, jeans and all. Enjoy your relaxing week - you deserve it!!!

Staying MOtivated MO

Chubby McGee said...

LOL! There was a woman who ran in jeans and carried a purse?!?! Maybe she woke up and, like Forrest Gump, "just felt like running." LOL!

You did GREAT! Way to go! You're running for ALLLLLLL the right reasons!

Carla said...

Great job Mer! I'm proud of both you and Mo!

Michele said...

Wow, what a great accomplishment! A 5 km is terrific.

Congratulations on your daughter and the Wiz, too. I bet you were smiling ear to ear, too. One of the many blessings of being a parent is to watch them grow and shine.

We can all take that phrase, ease on down, as our mantra! Have a great week!

Bruce said...

Nice run Mer! You and Mo are doing great!