Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Lutheran Geek 5k Sequel - The Waddler's Return

Sometimes, definitely not always, but sometimes peer pressure can be used for good.  I haven't kept it a secret on this blog that I've been hemming and hawing about running another 5k.  It was a good goal to keep me focused last summer even if I didn't succeed in the way I wanted to - I still finished my first 5k and that was a great thing.  So on Monday night when some of my weight-journey twitter friends - Kris, James, and Sabrina were talking about 5ks and their desire to support one another and "waddle" one together, I threw my name in the ring as well.

Afterall I have waddled a 5k successfully once!  I can waddle one again!

And then twitter promptly blew up.  When the dust settled an hour later Sabrina, James, Kris, Ann, Lindsay, Elle, Jen and myself were forming our 5k team the #PriorFatPack.

By the next day a date and a race had been chosen, a facebook group formed, Couch to 5k programs started (for those of us who needed them) and race attire had been debated (penguin suits, PriorFatGirl T-shirts, there was a brief mention of Tigger appearing too).

So it looks like we are a go for the Lutheran Geek 5k Sequel - The Waddler's Return.  It is coming to Lake Como on Memorial Day 2011.  I'd better break out my running shoes.

And you can join us if you want to, because those folks listed up there are all sorts of crazy supportive, and I will be to. Just drop me a note and we'll get you on board!  Or come and cheer us on. 

12 comments:

Melinda said...

I try not to wish people good luck, because I don't think luck has anything to do with anything. So, I'm sending up good thoughts and support on your 5K...you can do this!

Colleen said...

More evidence that you totally rock my face off. :-)

Sabrina said...

Tigger shirts?!? I LIKE IT! But I don't know about everyone else. HAHA

Kristin said...

Awesome! I'm pretty sure Memorial day will be quite a busy time for me, so I don't know that I'll be able to join you, but I'll be there in spirit! Just restarted my C25K journey a few days ago as well. Should be running again today, but I'm still a bit sore. :/

Denise said...

Yay. I'll cheer you on from afar!

Kat said...

Love it! I know that the only reason I did my first 5k is because I drunkenly promised a friend in the basement at Gasthof's that I would register for the next one she invited me to. Go figure, right? But friends are GREAT motivation.

Emma said...

Good for you!

Do you guys know about John "The Penguin" Bingham? If not, you should check out his site: http://www.waddle-on.com/

BTW, I think you and I are on the same wavelength this week! (Go team!)

Becky B said...

Awesome. I'm glad you're doing this! I'd join you, but I'm already signed up for a 5k on April 30 (Get in Gear). But I will still encourage you - as long as you encourage me, too!

trishatfox said...

Yay Waddlers!

Anti-Supermom said...

Yay for you! I'm so glad that you have a goal to keep your eye on, it helps so much!

Ann said...

Yay, I LOVE IT. We are going to do so great!! :)

Ruby Leigh said...

YAY - I love that you guys are doing this!