Make me run a 5k

You ever say you’re going to do something and you then look for every single possible emergency exit?

As I’ve been looking over my 101 in 1001, I’ve realized there are a few things that I absolutely will not be able to do before June. I’ve also realized that there are some things that are completely realistic… but one of them I’d really rather not do.

Attempt a 5k.

Even the wording acknowledges the very simple fact that I absolutely hate running. Some people say you can walk a 5k but whatever, I want to try and run most of it.

I sat there looking for every possible emergency exit. Could I break my leg or wait so long I have no options for 5k or something? and then I realized there was another item on my 101 in 1001 list that I desperately wanted to complete; Do a Purpose Project for Mocha Club.

I’ve been a member of Mocha Club for nearly 11 years. You give up the cost of 2 mochas a month to help provide life-saving and life-giving relief in Africa. A few years ago they started Purpose Projects – something you want to do, with a monetary donation goal tied to it, and once that goal was reached you would do the thing. People started jewelry stores on Etsy, cut their hair real short, and I realized that instead of using a Purpose Project to do something I really wanted to do, I’d use it as the fuel to do something I really don’t want to do.

I picked out the Feed the Hungry 5k which takes place one month from today, on April 22nd. If we raise $1500, I’m going to run the 5k. Today I’m starting to do one of those Couch to 5k programs in anticipation of meeting my goal.

Please help me meet my goal of a $1,500 contribution to Mocha Club – and learn more about Mocha Club right here.


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  • SincerelyShannon

    Where did you get that “I Hate Running” shirt. It sums up my feelings exactly. Good luck go girl!

  • What a cool way to get motivation for the 5k…this is awesome!!