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.