2 best friends | 679 miles | one virtual 5K

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I’ve been struggling to get back into running since having Henry. I was doing okay towards the end of last year, but then sickness, holidays, multiple night nursings, house selling and a zillion other EXCUSES kept me off the roads.

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When Another Mother Runner announced a virtual 5k, I decided that this would be my opportunity to get back out there with a goal in mind and hundreds of accountability partners.

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And when I mentioned it to my best friend, Erin, she said she was doing the same training [but a more intense program since she hasn't been lazy like me]. So while we can’t run together, we are going to train together and then we will both run a 5K on May 11. Unfortunately, since we live 679 miles apart, we won’t be running it together unless someone wants to donate their private jet to fly one of us to the other one … any takers??

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We will be posting weekly [or more] updates on our blogs with our training and pictures and maybe even a Skype conversation or two. :)

For those of you who haven’t ever been to my blog, here is a little about me …

Keli Hoskins
Age: 35
Lives in: South Carolina with her husband and 3 kids – Emma [5], Lucy [2] and Henry [8 months]
Favorite running music: Fun., Alex Clare, Carly Rae Jepsen and Matisyahu
Loves: her Saucony ProGrid Ride 3′s and her pink Garmin Forerunner 10
Doesn’t love: getting up early or running in cold weather*

* this is subjective since I live in South Carolina

If you’re interested in joining the 10-week 5K training program, it started yesterday [but you can jump in anytime], and you can read more about it right here. Please comment if you are doing this so that I can follow along with your journey!

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Comments

  1. Katie P says

    You are motivating me….I printed out that 5K Finish It thing, we’ll see.
    Dumb question…does it matter if I do this at the gym on the treadmill or do you really benefit from actual running on the road? When I tried running before, I got so tired of running around my neighborhood.

    • says

      It doesn’t matter :) I think it’s personal … I don’t like the treadmill, and gym memberships go unused around here, but I love running outside. But I know lots of people who do just fine on a treadmill :)

  2. says

    I need this so much – both the running and the support. I have a wedding to go to on May 18 + I turn 27 on May 25. This would be a great birthday present to give myself.
    Beth´s last blog post ..Just Write

    • says

      it always takes me a while to get back to really enjoying running, but I truly have to power through for the first few weeks.

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