On March 2nd, I went crazy.

My crazy has a time stamp: March 2, 2018; 8:29 AM.

It was then that I texted my mother-in-law and sister-in-law that I would do the Silo District 5K  with my MIL, while my SIL runs the half marathon (she is a Legit Runner).  Now, for some of you, you probably laughed out loud and thought, “seriously? It’s just a 5K!”

Let me make this clear: I am not a runner. I have never been a runner. So the only explanation there is can be this: I went crazy.

Here we are a few weeks later, and I have an entirely new set of running vocabulary words: cadence, foot strike, pace, pronation, supination. I even upgraded my three year old Nikes for this thing.

I am excited and terrified all at the same time. It’s going to be fun. It’s going to help me get in shape. But at the same time I probably look like a caveman just clomping along down the road when I run. So there’s that.

It’s also going to be my first time away from little man, which is a bit nerve-wracking. Don’t get me wrong, Matthew is more than capable. He and Sawyer will have the best boy’s weekend. I’m just an emotional wimp and miss him when I don’t see him for a day. Those of you that have kiddos: do you have any tips for my first trip away?

Runners: do you have any tips for my first 5K?

Wish me luck (and pray I don’t trip)!
♥, Mrs. Mama

P.S.- I finally saw The Greatest Showman in theaters (even though I’m pretty sure you can buy it at this point) and it is AMAZING. The soundtrack is PHENOMENAL. I could talk about this movie in all-caps ALL DAY LONG. But I won’t. Just go watch it.

One thought on “On March 2nd, I went crazy.

  1. Kayla March 27, 2018 / 4:37 pm

    I love your blog 😂. You will rock your first 5k! Honestly, I’d worry less about your form and just do what feels right. Try to incorporate some core work into your routine – you use your core a lot when you run! Also, probably the best piece of advice I got when I started running, was just to be prepared mentally for race day. You’ll be starting with tons of other runners, some who are faster than you and some who are slower. Start at the pace you’ve been training at and then if you get to mile 2 and feel like you can do more, do it! Then after the race, treat yo self! Seriously, the thought of nacho cheese got me through miles 10, 11, and 12, of my half. You got this!!!


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