"Training" for a 5k is harder than it sounds.
In all honesty I'm not training so much as trying to get my lazy body to move once in a while. I'm no Olympian but I don't really want to be either. So there.
This morning my lovely sister watched the boys so I could jog at the track (I don't actually like taking the stroller to the track). My original intent was to see how far I could run. I changed my mind once I got there. Instead I did 60/90-- 60 seconds of running followed by 90 seconds of walking. 10 sets. OY! At first I thought "Hm...more rest time than running time--I've got this in the bag." Not so my friends. Not so. But I did it and that's what really matters. That and I got a little sun too without really meaning to. Bonus.
Running will never be swimming. I know that. I miss swimming. But swimming is harder to fit into the schedule. So for now I will run. September is our 5k and I am determined to beat my time from last year. 45:40. It's hard to believe I could even make my body run for 45 minutes ever.