My First 5K
Hitting the 2 Mile Mark During the 5K

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that every blue moon I get a wild hair and decide that I want to do something like run a 5K.  Last year, I registered for the Children’s Advocacy Center’s 6th Annual Moonlight Run in Scranton but I ended up not being able to run it because of that whole temporary blindness thing.  I ended up walking it in 47 minutes.  Even though I was able to participate in last year’s race as a walker, my goal is still to run a 5K.  I won’t be able to participate in this year’s CAC 5K because of a scheduling conflict but I still want to run.

Anyway, I’ve become a big fan of SparkPeople in the last few weeks, so when I saw the info about the Spark into Spring Virtual 5K I had to sign up.  To participate, all you have to do is register  and then pledge to run or walk a 5K sometime during the week of 10~16 April.  Once you’ve completed your 5K, you record the date and time for a chance to win prizes.  So easy.  They even have training plans (5K Your Way) that you can download and use to help prepare you for the race.

My goal isn’t to set any records or to become a marathoner or anything like that, I just want to be able to say that I ran a 5K…

Do you have a fitness goal that you’d like to achieve?  Have you ever run a 5K or a 10K?  Can you give me some pointers?

Disclosure:  I did not receive any compensation for this post, I’m just totally digging SparkPeople right now.