Monday, February 25, 2013

Let the Couch to 5k Training Begin!

I thought I would be able to post something every day on here, but with my schedule I don't think that will happen. So forgive me father, for I have sinned... I will try to post when I can. 

Yesterday my Best friend, Andi wanted to start the couch to 5k training for our Color Run in August. The weather here in WI is still cold and snow is on the ground but it was actually kind of nice outside or as nice as it could be for being 35 degrees. I met her at a local park that is great for running, especially for beginners and we started the training.

Andi had a couch to 5k app on her phone and it legit told us to jog and when to walk briskly. While doing the training, we were coming up with a million dollar idea, that uses hot, sexy man voices to encourage you to run. Kind of like the Ryan Gosling Meme's "Hey girl, start jogging". Or "Hey girl, slow it down and walk". And of course I wanted a Vin Diesel one, because that mans voice could get me to do anything  exercise. But yes, this is why she is my best friend.

The training in general was fun. We laughed, we talked about goals, we almost got eaten by ducks and large pools of melted snow and trying not to slip on the black ice. It was great to spending time with Andi because she is in law school and I am getting ready to graduating this semester, our schedules are hectic so I don't get to spend as much time with her as I used to.

Running Buddies!

After our awesome training, we decided to meet our other friend Sydney at a new Fro-Yo place that opened up in downtown Waukesha. Its called Berry Me. I want to berry the person who invented fro-yo btw. This was my concoction; Angel food cake, pistachio and cake batter fro-yo with strawberry balls that burst in your mouth. (Yep, I did just write that.) You jelly, Bro?

Yes, I will Berry You.

This was on the wall were we sat.

We sat and chatted for a good 2 hours. Then we parted our separate ways because we had to get home and watch the Oscars. Did not see Life of Pi winning so many categories but I am so glad Jennifer Lawrence won and tripped going up the stairs. She's a boss.

But all in all, it was a good, healthy and yummy Sunday funday. 
See you crazy kids again!


  1. Molly, I wanted to ask you and your sister: what kind of watch would you recommend for calculating calories burned in a workout. I am in the market for one but there are so many different brands to choose from.

    1. I have always used Polar. They a decently priced and very easy to use. The one I have is a Polar FT4. It shows your heart rate and how many calories burned. The more expensive you go the more it has on it.

  2. Happy 5K-trainification!! Go get em, Molly.

    I remember when I used to post 5-6 times per week. I got so burnt out and miserable. I post 3X week now, which keeps me in my happy place. Always stay in your happy zone, Fluffster!