In 2011, my friend and I decided it might be *fun* to walk a 5k every month. However, we were unable to make it happen in 2011. So we committed to doing so in 2012. We participated in the Resolution Run on New Year's Day and didn't miss a month. In fact, we even threw a 10k into the mix in November.
We collected all the tees and my friend actually wears some of hers in public. I have saved mine to make a quilt from. Most of the shirts are jersey but some are technical fabric and I'm not sure about putting them in the quilt.
The best part - I am not overly active. My hobbies are sedentary and so is my job. My biggest form of exercise is walking the hound dogs. We finished each and every race with a time of under a 15 minute mile - including the 10k! And we WALK! We tried running one race in 2011 and I tripped, fell, skinned both of my knees and my palms and my friend twisted her ankle! So we stick to walking.
As 2012 ended, we wondered what we would do in 2013. We decided to do a 10k every month. We have completed our first race in January with a pace of 14:05 - I'm pretty impressed with that. And we've crazily signed up to participate in a 15k in just about 7 weeks. What were we thinking on that one?????