Run, Baby, Run | The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans LLC


I am NOT a runner.

I don’t have the right shoes.  I have too much weight hanging around to be pounding my joints.  Running makes me huff and puff.  Let’s not forget HOW MUCH IT HURTS ME TO RUN.

So yeah, I am NOT a runner.

This is so funny to me now because back in the day, like WAYYYYYYYYYYYYY BACK (think junior high school, which for me would have been 1984-1986 if my memory serves me correctly), I was on the track team…..for LONG DISTANCE running.  I was also on a relay team……for LONG DISTANCE running.  I loved running back then.   We competed often and I actually racked up a few wins.  Yes, there were other runners competing against me.

Of course, back then, I was maybe 100-110 lbs, a size 5 or 7 in juniors, and I wore pink and purple striped leg warmers (not while I was running, ha ha).  I had a Dorothy Hamill haircut, my family didn’t have much money, and I used running as my escape from all that pre-teen angst.

Why am I talking about running so much, especially since I am NOT a runner?

Because folks, after the EA 30 Day Challenge is over, I am going to start the NEW EA Sports Active 5K Challenge.  EA has developed a training program with the help of Bob Green (Oprah’s personal trainer) and Gerard Recio (EA’s Fitness Expert).  The goal is to keep us moving and exercising after the 30 Day Challenge ends.  A NEW goal.

I have decided to GO FOR IT and will actually attempt to RUN the whole darn thing.

EA Sports Active has also identified Community Leaders across the US to help pull people together- to train together, to run together, to complete the 5K together, to support one another.  Guess who is a Community Leader?

Yep, I got sucked in.  So did April, Christy, Christie, Heather, and Melissa.

We have all committed to starting the EA Sports Active 5K Challenge TRAINING on Monday, Oct 5th.

Training will last 4-5 weeks, combining actual RUNNING/JOGGING/WALKING workouts with EA Sports Active workouts.

Who wants to join us?

We will be doing a Virtual Sisterhood 5K on Saturday, November 7th or Sunday, November 8th (details are still being worked out).

Virtual?  What do I mean by that?  I mean, that on November 7th or November 8th, all of us Shrinking Jeans Sisters (and brothers) will be walking/jogging/running a 5K (that’s 3.1 miles) in our respective areas.

So again, I ask you, who wants to join us?!!!!!!!

Leave a comment on this post but also go to the EA Sports Active site to register officially.

An alternative for those of you wanting to participate in the training for the 5K (but don’t own a Wii not Sports Active), the Couch 25K is an excellent program that focuses solely hitting the pavement.  I know several ladies in this group have completed this program or are currently working their way through it.  The training program is a tad longer but the goal is the same: to get you moving and exercising and running a 5K.

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