Operation 5K

My mission, if I choose to accept it, is to run a 5K on January 7th, 2012.

A 5K appropriately named the Freeze Your Butt Run Jiggle Butt Run.


I have signed up with Team Sassy Pants. Thank God, it’s not Team Fancy Pants, because those are hard to run in.

Part of this operation includes joining a program that would help me find that ever elusive exercise time.


So, I joined the office building gym and I found it (finally!).

But, I am truly starting over. Some of you may remember, in 2006, I lost 50lbs. I was a weight loss success story on ediets.com. I ran two half-marathons, one in 2007, and one in 2008.

Then? Who knows? I could give you a thousand reasons, but in the end, I did what I said I’d never do.

Gain the weight back, and lose my athleticism. Fail!


Day one on the treadmill……this is not a bad number in 30mins – 1.62 miles. It was a little strange that the TV was stuck on a weight loss infomercial the entire time.


My personal best distance on the elliptical 4.35 miles……this is the number to beat in my thirty-minute time frame. I did this yesterday after eight days of working out in a row.


Today on the treadmill after completing nine days of working out. I did a walk/run combo to a couch to 5K program and went two miles in 32 mins. Sorry it’s blurry, I was walking, and trying to shoot at the same time. It’s a wonder I didn’t hurt myself!

So, I am back on track. I am using the lose it app and sparkpeople.com to keep my stats recorded and accountable.

I have not gone crazy on what I eat. Just eating less (mainly because exercise does not make me as hungry) and making decent choices.

I’m looking forward to this change in my life. I watched the Biggest Loser contestants compete in a marathon the other night and it sparked a pretty big dream in me. One that I’ve had for a while, but it never seemed possible. One that I was HALF way to just a few years ago, but I’ll get back to it.

I’m starting the same was as I did before. Run a 5K and rally support.

I just hope my body remembers how to do all this at forty.

13 thoughts on “Operation 5K

  1. GOOOOOOOOOO ANGELIA!!!! I know you can do this and am super proud you’re on a path you want to be on again! Quite impressive 🙂 Maybe someday I’ll join you!

    p.s. please forgive the overload of comments i just posted—i just finished finals and am finally able to catch up on all the happenings in your life. I think about you often and continue to adore you and your blog and your life. ❤


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