Total Basset Case: Runnin'

May 31, 2012


Remember last week when I told you I had
a running secret to share with you?

Well here it is...
I've started running.
And I kinda like it.

I'll pause for those of you who know me IRL
and know that I have said many, many times that
I. hate. running.
(In high school I was a cheerleader
and would have to run across the basketball court...
every single time the Mister would tell me I looked like a bounding deer...

So maaaybe I was a little scarred from running in front of people.
I think I have now officially gotten over that teenage embarrassment.)

And now that I have actually begun a running routine,
it is starting (I say that cautiously) to grow on me.

So now not only have I started running but I'm also registered for a race.
A race in which you get dirty, nonetheless. 
The besties and I are signed up for the Color Run on July 28th in Indianapolis.
And if that isn't motivation, I'm not sure what is.
Plus, it just looks fun.

I have heard a lot really great
success stories with Couch to 5k
and have decided to go that route.

I am now on week 3 of the program 
and really feel like I am getting into a groove.
Color coordinated gear is necessary

I downloaded the C25k app on my phone
and let me tell you,
my (phone) trainer is just the nicest woman!
It is so nice to have a plan and program laid out for you. 

It is not easy quite yet but it is starting to be fun.

Any good running tips for me??

P.S. I have already scoped out some adorable running gear
I clearly have my priorities straight.


Anonymous said...

How far have you made it in the program? I downloaded the program on my phone, too, back in January. I really liked how you could play your music and her nice little voice would come on over it. However, I only got up to running 5 minutes at a time... I felt like it increased really fast! Unfortunately, I fell off the running band wagon... good luck!

Lyzz said...

My SIL has run marathons, and I just don't get it. I give major props to all the runners out there.

I am with you on the workout gear though! I bought a bunch of new tops and some pants to wear to Zumba in hopes it would make me want to go 3x a week.

Hope you keep enjoying it! I heard the color run is so much fun from everyone.

Good luck!

Rachael @ Style Every Day said...

That's amazing! Congrats! I've been getting back into running as well.

The best advice I can give you is to not let yourself tell you that you can't keep going (sometimes easier said than done). Whether you need and awesome playlist to run to, a beautiful scene or a fun run like the color run, just keep going!

Good luck!

Katie {Miss Dixie} said...

When I get into running, I really do enjoy it. And lets be honest, cute workout gear totally makes it more motivating and fun!!

Katie @ Team Skelley said...

My bestie and I are doing the Color Run in Nashville! But we are walking because you cannot gab when you run. :D

I need to sneakers--my dad bought me Nike Shox for Christmas and I love them because he picked them out, but they look like something an elderly retired man would wear to his early-morning mall walk. ;)

Bethany said...

I have 2 words for you. Running Skirts. Best invention ever.

Heather said...


Sarah said...

I used to hate running but once I get in the habit of doing it and start seeing results, it's really not that bad. I love your running shoes! What kind are they? I'm in the market for new ones.

Erin said...

Ahh I'm going to do that run here in NYC but the registration isn't freaking up yet. And I will definitely be walking it. I checked the site and I'm allowed to do that. I look like a deer that got shot in all 4 hooves when I run. I was also a cheerleader. Go figure

Darby Hawley said...

Sarah, I definitely sympathize! I hate running too and I have started doing it in the mornings with Tomlin. I try to focus on how happy she is rather than how completely miserable I am lol

Brittany @ Brittany's Joy Blog said...

I absolutely loathe running, but I keep seeing pics from color runs and mud-runs, and it kind of makes me want to do it. Weird?

katelyn w said...

That is awesome girl!! In no time you will be running a half marathon! Plus we all know the clothes is the best part anyways!

Sam said...

yay! The Color Run is supposed to be soo fun! When I run I always have music and alot of times I take my dog along with me. He loves it, too!

Hannah said...

What had you hating running before, and what's changed now? I used to love running in middle school, got really bad shin splints doing track, and after highschool cheer I never ran again! I can't get myself to love it anymore bc my endurance is down and I get shin splints every time. Bleh :(

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Liz said...

I did C2K maybe a year and half ago, and I do certain weeks every now and then to get back into the running spirit! It's a great program - good luck!

Samantha Green said...

i love running and i love it more when i run on a regular basis. i find that the first 3 miles are the hardest but as soon as i get past that 3 mile mark, i can run for hours and really enjoy it. good luck with your future race and the training :) xx

henning love said...

good for you for running! it is a great way to exercise. tips? lets chat girlie!

Kristin said...

you are going to have a blast on the color run

Kristin said...

you are going to have a blast on the color run

Unknown said...

I signed up for the Color Run here in boston in july :) I'm SO not a runner but kind of wish i was. I've heard good things about the couch to 5k plan too and plan on starting next week! good luck!

Hilliary Meisner said...

Running is one of my favorite things to do! I just love it! I signed up for the Color run in Omaha, I can't wait! It is going to be a blast, good luck with all the running!

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

We're not too proud to admit that cute workout clothes totally helps to motivate us to get into the gym. Whatever it takes, right?!?! ;)

What running shoes are those? The pink laces are too fab!!

Mendi & Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings

Savannah said...

How exciting! Congrats on running! It is the most challenging yet rewarding thing you can do for your body. I think the Color Run sounds like a blast. Good luck!

Carley Woodard said...

I am signed up for the Indy Color Run as well! And I have those exact same running shoes. Congrats on running! It is most def mind over matter and a good playlist doesn't hurt either! ;)