Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Primal Stride Challenge: 5 at 5

Challenge: 5 at 5...5k at 5a.m. for 7 days beginning Jan. 1
I will wake up and walk for 1 hour or 3 miles, whichever comes first.
It might be nice to walk in the snow. In the dark. Alone.
(Mom, Dad, don't read this).

I'm not good with change. The desire is there, especially during quiet moments like going to bed or sitting in church. Once I get up (and running behind), I'm on automatic and just do what I see in front of me that needs to be done (feed kids and the pets, clean this and that, etc). And, because I usually don't see me in front of me, I don't get done. So, as far as working out, before I can step it up, I have to have something to step up.

I'm trying to figure out how fit fitness around my busy life. Maybe what I should be doing is trying to fit my life around fitness.

Maybe this challenge will be good for me. Change things up a bit.


  1. Oh - I can completely empathize with you. It can be really hard to fit in time for exercise with a family. I, like you are contemplating, do it early in the morning before everyone else is up. I don't always want to get up and out the door, but I'm always glad when I do.

    You will find a time for you - and if your family is like mine, they will be happy to help you work out a schedule that will work for everyone!

  2. Good point. It is truly a challenge to allow our own needs to come first, especially when that need involves delayed gratification/future benefit rather than immediate enjoyment. On the other hand, getting an hour by yourself can be a HUGE MOTIVATOR for some of us moms!

  3. Yep, I know what you mean. Just keep putting you first and you'll be okay. I'm doing the challenge too and I have NO IDEA how I'm going to wake up at 5am!!!! LOL

  4. Putting yourself first every now & then (or a lot) makes you better for all. If you are unhappy, then these steps to do something for yourself are a good thing!

    Good luck with this challenge. I am all for change it up in the workout routine! :-)