Today was the official day. Today was the day I set out to jog 5km. After months and months of working through the Couch to 5km program I was going to give it a shot. I’d napped half the day and bringing drinking water in an attempt to knock a lingering headache on the head. It had been a big week and I felt exhausted. But the deadline was here. It was go time. So go, I did.

I did the first 2.5km in under 20 minutes. I felt good, I felt crazy! Haha. It took a full 35 minutes to complete the second 2.5km. So there was a lot of shuffling and towards the end I focused on jogging more of every five minutes than not. Bit by bit I chipped it away until here I was, in my lounge have met my goal. Sure, I’d envisioned it being more elegant. Faster. And more of a run.

But you know what? They’re all expectations and no one was ever made happy by them. Here I am, having achieved my goal. Or at least the first of them. Tomorrow I’m joining Jetts {my sister already goes there} and we’re going to work together to deliver a sleeker, fitter version of myself to 2013 come hell or high water.

My next goal is to do the 5km in under 40 minutes {two 20 minute halves} by the end of April.

Now, what’s for dinner?

  • Soooooooooo proud of you babe!! Congratulations!

    • Thanks Liv! Room for improvement for sure. But was great to make it all the way.

  • Sarah

    Congrats!! You set a goal and you made it:)

  • Oh congratulations! What a great feat:)

  • Brilliant! Bravo! Great work! Go girl! Woo hoo! (So happy for you!!) xx

    • Thanks Shelley!! Wooooo. Now to finish the actual program and get the time down a little. Thanks for your support.

  • Maya

    Well done!! I know from my own on going fitness quest how much effort it takes. You deserve to be proud 🙂

    • Thank you! Good luck with your quest. Hang in there. 🙂

  • Woohoo! You are my running hero!

    • Naaaaw, thanks Lisa. Trust me, you would probably change your mind if you saw it. Haha.

  • Trish

    Congratulations Melissa , you are an inspiration .
    I know you will get there .
    I am up to week 6 …I did it last year too but it is so hard to stay motivated.

    • Thank you! 😀

      So tough to hang in there. But the WOOT moment at the end seems worth it. Good luck!

  • In the immortal words of every African-American chick flick ever – ” you go girlfriend! “

  • Zoe

    Wow, that’s awesome! Can’t imagine how great you must feel knowing you can actually do it.

    Good luck with getting your times down 🙂

    • Thanks gorgeous! YES. It’s an amazing feeling. It wasn’t pretty but I did it. Yay.

  • 5 km ???? I’m so in awe. I get tired going from the computer down to the kitchen. 🙂

    It was so great to meet you at Hello Blogger. You have the BEST personality!

    • Haha. I’m a bit in awe myself.

      Glad to meet you too! And that is SUCH a lovely thing to say. 🙂

  • Sheri Bomb


    You are an inspiration and proof that fitness is a matter of determination and hard work not body size or shape! Ain’t NO WAY I could run 5km!!

    Gosh you’re amazing, don’t know how you do it!

    • An excellent point! I didn’t even think of it that way, but it SO is. Thanks for your lovely words. Now to streamline this body a litte and make it easier on myself. 😉

      I think you’d be amazed at what you could do. I know, I am.

  • Dean

    Well done Mel
    I knew you would make it before you did…!
    Once you work out the jetts thing i’ll come cheer you on LOL
    Maybe one MORNING we will go for a jog/run together
    Go Team Go

    • Thanks for all your support little brother. Big love to you. I couldn’t have done it without your cheering! How long until your run now?

      About the Jetts thing, errr, turns out there’s a $150 fine for bringing people into the gym! Yikes. So we’ll have to do it some other way. But YES. Let’s do that. I’ll probably do 5km in the time it takes you to do 10km. 😉

  • T for Tabitha

    Go girlfriend! Trust me, I know how hard it is to maintain that kind of commitment to excise! I am suffering from a severe disinterest and lack of motivation for exercise at the moment!

    • Thanks! I think it pays to be determined and to tell everyone you know what your goal is. I found that the people around me will hold me accountable to what I said I’d do. Or at least tease the crap out of me if I pike or quit. Haha. Good luck. Your weight loss is a motivation to me. Hang in there.

  • you did it!!
    well done, I’m proud of you.

  • E.

    Yay! Congratulations to you. Well done.