I’m training for a 5k in 8 weeks and I am so excited! I have been researching topics such as how to train for a 5k, what to eat when training for a 5k, fitness workout schedules, etc and I must say I am somewhat overwhelmed. However, I know I can handle it plus it’s for a good cause (and I can’t wait to wear a cute Susan G Komen Pink Tshirt…shhh don’t tell anyone)! My friends and I are looking forward to doing the Susan G Komen for the Cure Race! If you are interested, here you can find a Susan G Komen Race near you!

I don’t know of anyone personally who has been affected by breast cancer but I tend to see a lot of Facebook posts about those struggling with this disease. Therefore, I would like to do what I can to contribute and this is definitely a way for me to help. So let the training begin!training for a 5k

Training for a 5k was actually my friends’ ideas. One day she sent me an email asking if I would be interested and I said sure, why not! I often hear about individuals running a 5k but I never entertained the idea. I always thought it would take too long to run, I would get tired, run out of breath and quit but as I did my research, I realized that a 5k was only 3.10 miles. Now don’t get me wrong, 3.10 miles isn’t a walk in the park but with proper training, it can be done! Here are the foods I will and will not be eating and the training schedule I have created to prepare myself for my 1st 5k. I will keep track of my progress and continue to update you!

What I Will / Will Not Be Eating While Training for a 5K

  • I will be eating
    • Boiled Eggs
    • Salmon (great for your hair also)
    • Tilapia
    • Shrimp
    • Greek Yogurt
    • Almonds
    •  Vegetables
      • Cucumbers
      • Squash
      • Broccoli
      • Cabbage
    • More servings of fruit
      • Bananas
      • Strawberries
      • Grapes
      • Apples
      • Pineapples
      • Cantaloupe
  • I will not be eating
    • Fried foods
    • Bread
    • Donuts
    • Chips
    • Cookies (gave that up for lent anyway)
    • Sodas
  • I will also be drinking more water (when you workout, you tend to drink a lot of water any way).

Fitness Workout Schedule

  • Run and Walk on Treadmill (1 mile minimum)
    • My goal is to build myself up to 3 miles on the treadmill without getting tired. The first day it took me 15 minutes to run 1 mile :(. I would like to work myself up to 3 miles in 15 minutes – 5 minutes per mile!
      • Monday
      • Wednesdays
      • Fridays
  • Strength Training
    • Tuesdays
    • Thursdays
  • Dance Cardio (because I love to do a zumba dance workout)
    • Saturdays

I will keep track of my progress and I plan to see it through but have you ever ran a 5k or plan to run one? If so, please share your thoughts and experience in the comments below. Also, if this post has helped you, please share using the buttons below.