Thursday, July 5, 2012

Spring Couch to 5K Runners ... You did it!!

Back in April, I started a nine week adventure with fourteen women.  They had no clue what was in store for them as they showed up in their cotton athletic wear, ready to run/walk for twenty minutes. 

Fast forward nine weeks later ....

Their cotton t-shirts have transformed into technical clothing.  Their sloppy pony tails are now secured with fashionable Bondi Bands.  Their off-the-shelf sneakers have been put aside for some well-fitted running shoes.  Their gasps for air have been transformed into controlled breaths of fresh air as they have found a comfortable rhythm with their footsteps.  Frustration has turned into smiles.  Strangers have turned into friends.

But most importantly, "I can'ts" have turned into "I cans" and then "I did"!!

We experienced a few injuries this season; many were pre-existing conditions.  It was sad that everyone could not finish the program.  But, I'm told that some of them will be back in the Fall for more, after they allow their bodies to heal.

The ten ladies that did complete the program, ran their 5K on June 23 at Sun Prairie's Strawberry Festival.  Some of them have even included their children and their spouses in their running activities.  I love when the enthusiasm spreads throughout the family!!  And, these ladies finished strong ... I mean, one even competed with a double ear infection and a sinus infection!  38-45 minutes of strong running on a very hilly course.  I am very proud of each and every one of them!!


Congratulations to the 10 Ladies
that completed the
Spring Couch to 5K Program!!


Thank you for allowing
me to join you
on YOUR journey!!


  1. How exciting! What a great achievement!

  2. This is really awesome! Way to go, everyone! That cake looks really amazing, by the way!! Nice lettering!