Sunday, August 29, 2010

Almost a 5k!

I didn't get a bike ride in today because my hip was bothering me a little.  Luckily, Claire convinced me to go out for a run once it cooled off a little (high of close to 90 today).  We ran for 20 minutes and turned around.  When I plugged our route in to google maps, I discovered we'd run 2.6 miles.  Half a mile short of a 5k! 

My running was nowhere near epic as this stock photo suggests.

This has me thinking I should enter a 5k race sooner rather than later.  I'm going to start shopping.  There are a couple races in two weeks I'm interested in.  One is called the Blubber Run on September 11th.  Another 5k is part of Greek Fest in Uptown Minneapolis on the same weekend.  I'm leaning more towards Blubber Run right now because it looks more casual and I'll get different scenery than I do normally.  Any suggestions on a 5k in Minneapolis or the surrounding area to run?  Anyone want to run a 5k with me?

Don't forget, tomorrow is my weigh-in.  Last Monday, I weighed 245.4 pounds.  Make sure to guess how much I weigh this week and tune in tomorrow night!


  1. YES on the 5k entering and YES Id love to run it with you.

    virtually? :)
    when you running?


  2. Please ignore my previous weight guess, because I somehow thought you were at 247 or my guess for this week is 244.2.

  3. Love the pic, though, Andrew--that made me crack up!

    I totally know you will rock that 5k you have to sign up!

  4. I forgot what my guess was at dinner the other this is my new guess: 242.7

    I want to run with you, but I don't know for sure if that weekend is open-but let me know which one you sign up for!!! :) You'd be surprised, but you will probably run better than me :) I usually walk at about 2.6 miles (or earlier if I'm having a bad day..which is just about everyday)

    I know there is a website listing the races in the area, but I don't remember what it is, if I think of it, I'll let you know!

  5. Great run, next time you run a 5k only .5 of mile is new to me, I ran just as far the other day.

    There is a 5k her in NC hat involved running half the race to a Krispy Kreme Donuts, eating a dozen donuts w/ milk, and running the other half of the race bake. All for time.

  6. Would love to run a 5K with you, but I'm afraid I can't do that weekend. You should totally go for it, though! Have fun!

  7. haha, that's great. And I, like Miz, will run it with you...virtually. Just let us know when! Luke...that Krispy Kreme race is MY KIND OF RACE!! It combines both my love of running and my love of donuts...MMmmm.

  8. 5k - do it dude.

    More fun with other people, more spirit, mroe camaraderie, etc

    Each one will get easier than the last

  9. You have awesome breasts in that picture !!!