This blog is for and about the Webster family. Each of us want to make choices every day that will result in optimal health and fitness. We represent different generations and different places in life - from empty-nesters to young families to students. Our health goals are as varied as we are, but we want to have a common place to post our progress and our challenges. We will be accountable to each other - to provide support, design incentives, share information we come across, and in general cheer each other on and celebrate our steps toward fitness! If anyone happens upon this blog and is inspired to be more fit and healthy that is icing on the cake. So here we go!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Brooke- Running the Race

Hello family. Been a bit since I have posted. With traveling to Mom and Dad's and summer beginning (having all three boys all day long) I haven't really been on the ball with working out. I did mention to Mom and Dad that I would like to participate in a  5k. Hence the questioning if I have found a race yet. Yes, in fact I have! I have gotten so far as to print out the entry form and fill out all of it with exception of signing my name and putting it in the mail. The annual Turkey Trot (Thanksgiving morning) is a fund raiser for the food bank here in Medford. It is a choice of a 2 mile walk/run or an 8 mile run. So a bit more than a 5k but... with 20 plus weeks to train I think I can manage. So I need to get it in the mail with the entry fee. I haven't started my couch to 5k program yet. I was looking for a good app on my droid or a Christian music based one (the one I found was not great music). So suggestions are welcome for the music/interval voice over instructions if you have any. I was thinking I would do Monday, Wednesday, and Friday as my training days. Those days work well because Chad doesn't work Mondays or Fridays and Wed would just have to do it later in the day or first thing in the morning when Chad gets home so he could watch the boys for 30 mins.

So I think I will take time to weigh and measure tomorrow and then start the program on Friday... even if I have to keep searching for a training/music that I like better. I will get the entry fee and the application in the mail tomorrow so there is no turning back on training. I'll keep you posted on how it goes.

Katie, how is it going? Tyler, how are you doing? Curious to hear from you both. Keep tromping on Mom! Here's to a healthier us!!


  1. Wow Brooke! That sounds exciting! So you are going to do the 8 mile??? :)

  2. Mom here - That is absolutely great! And exciting! I am so proud of you! I am not sure what the voice over instructions are that you are talking about - am curious.