Nick and I just registered to run a 5K (3.1 miles) in April 2012 to support the paws4people foundation. It seems fitting, considering how much we love dogs, especially our dogs. But we’ve also been wanting to get into better shape and we thought this might actually motivate us to get up and get to it. Iparticipated in a 10K (6.2 miles) race in April of this year  — the Cooper River Bridge Run in Charleston, SC. I ran with my friends,  Maria and Karissa, who are excellent runners and no strangers to the game. For me, however, it was my first race ever and I was so sore afterward that  I didn’t think I would ever do it again. But here we are, all registered and ready to start training. We’re going to follow what seems like a simple plan we found online called The Couch-to-5K Running Plan. Wish us luck because I think we’re going to need it if for nothing more than keeping motivated.

Perhaps this will turn into a new hobby. Then again, I’m not a huge fan of running so maybe not. But either way, it’ll be fun 🙂