Here are my reasons:
- The last time I tried to run a 5k race with no preparation I came really close to either fainting or throwing up. I don't like feeling like poop during and after something that's supposed to be fun. Needless to say, I need some type of training.
- I don't actually like running and figured that a combo of run/walk might help me have a better attitude toward it (this idea is actually working, believe it or not).
- My knee. Like many active girls, I screwed up my knee and had to get physical therapy. This happened in high school when I played soccer (on the JV team; I'm really no good at soccer), but it still affects me only when running. I can do step aerobics, Zumba, kickboxing, elliptical, etc. etc. etc. without issue. But try to run forward? That's when I have to enlist the help of this bad boy:
Yes I've had mine since high school, and no, you don't wanna know the last time it was cleaned.
- My final reason: I seriously just wanna see if this Couch-to-5k business actually works. I'd love to inspire someone who doesn't ever think they can run a 5k into doing it. I'd especially love to get my mom into it, but I'm not holding my breath about that one.