Thursday, September 02, 2010

let's go running

I'm running a 5K on October 2nd. I thought it might motivate me to start up a regular exercise routine, which it (mostly) has. And I'm loving running through Acton Town Forest and around Nara Park.

This is not me, obviously, nor is it in Acton. But it is a runner, and it is in Groton, which is very near Acton and this provides an accurate visual aid for showing you the beautiful scenery I get to experience on my runs.


My mothering/running/fitness-blogging friend Lizzie is joining me in spirit and will be running near her home in Brooklyn. She's encouraging the rest of us (or the rest of YOU, rather) to jump on the running in October bandwagon. Or walking in October. I truly believe almost anyone can finish a 5K with little to no training, and with a month to prepare, you can do even better. So what do you say? Are you with me?

Does it ever seem like all I do is post about all my friends' good ideas? Maybe because I do. I feel much more comfortable as a cheerleader and loyal supporter than instigator.

8 comments:

the momma-kana said...

are you running Susan G Komen? I am doing a 5k on Oct 2 too so I was just curious... How is everything going? Are you getting hit by Earl?

Rebecca Stay said...

The first photo looks like cross-country in Ohio. Welcome home, Heather.

Anonymous said...

CC in Ohio-the bonds that stick! Hope all the Stays are well!

Marci said...

I laughed when I read your little comment at the end because I was thinking as I read this, "Man, Heather has some awesome friends!" :-)

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

if i think about running, will that count? if I think about walking, will that count? You know me!

Goose said...

I miss running in Ohio.
Okay, I miss cross country seasons in general. It's just not the same without a group with you (whether by your side or a mile in either direction).

ps. If you ever visit your Brooklyn runner friend, will you let me know so I can go running with you? I'm terribly out of routine... again.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

You go girl! I've been running like, three times in the last several months. So bad.

Anyway, thanks for commenting on my post over at Jocelyn's blog yesterday! And so very cool you were in my bookbinding class! Or maybe I should say, sorry? :D

A and J said...

so pretty. I miss the new england fall. There's nothing like it. Good luck in your training.