Training for #67.

67. Run a 5K.

Just completed day 1 of my 5K training and I feel great! For years I’ve been trying to convince myself to start running again but my stubborn self hates running so that was always a losing battle. Today, I finally won that battle. *and the crowd goes wild*

I bought the Couch to 5K app on my iPhone, which syncs to my (new!) Apple Watch – it makes training for a 5K so easy! It starts you out at where you are, not where you want to be. This helps prevent you from pushing yourself too hard too fast, and Lord knows I would do that to reach my end goal as quickly as possible. I want to train properly so that maybe I can fall in love with running and will continue to run for years to come. (Especially since I want to #68 Run a Half Marathon and #69 Run a Full Marathon.)

It’s the first (running) step to completing one of the goals I’ve longed to complete for many years.


My C25K app username is CassieSmartt, follow me and we’ll encourage each other!

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The start of the story.

I turned 28 four days ago. I’m 28 and tired of waiting for my story to start – I have been in a hypothetical waiting room my entire life and it has become rather boring. I need adventure. I need excitement. I need motivation. I need to step out of my comfort zone. I need to truly live a life of pushing my limits and having no regrets.

Cue The Bucket List.

I recently binge-watched a Netflix show called “No Tomorrow.” The premise it that this guy inspires this girl to make an “apocalyst” and encourages her to do the things she has always wanted to do as he believes the world will end by asteroid in roughly 8 months from their meet cute. She starts to experience life like she never has before, she takes chances, and she lives a life of no regrets. That’s what I want – I want to never have regrets. I rather enjoyed the show (hoping for a season 2 in the future!) and it has inspired me to create my own “apocalyst.”

I am hoping to document some of my forthcoming adventurous stories on this blog, not only for public enjoyment, but so that I can look back at all that I hope to accomplish in my life.

I’ll have the list here, of course, but also in a little black book that I’ll carry and edit daily. Here’s to hoping I run out of ink and pages.