Running Highwood's Bloody Mary 5k

Race day swag: Bib, t-shirt, vodka,
and mini sewing kit (hey, ya just never know!)
I recently ran my second 5k. My friend Marilyn and I decided in the Spring, that we needed something to motivate ourselves to work out. We signed up for the Bloody Mary Fest 5k race in Highwood, Illinois. Five weeks prior I found a training program on about.com. I printed the program on a Friday, and the following Monday after work I was ready to get training. The first day we were to run 10 minutes, and walk 1, then repeat twice. Each day we added two minutes to the run, which were every other day.