Tuesday, June 01, 2010
I sure was nervous, standing among the competitors of the 5 K entering for the first time last weekend.
I didn't have a clue what to expect, or for that matter, I still hadn't made up my mind if I were going for the jog/walk or just stay with the walkers.
Of course the competive person I am, decided to go for the jog/walk.
I have never been a able to jog very far in my life. I have no idea what I was thinking, I don't even walk for speed, I walk for distance. My speed is about a 15 minute mile, 8 to 10 miles a day.
So here I go, jogging up hill at the start.
I'm gasping for breath, sweating , for the entire 3 .1 miles.
I managed to finish ..pushing for the finish line running ...me running , where did that come from??
I came in ___ place . I forgot to ask what place I finished.
Now it's time to hand out the awards..
The girl I signed up with finished 3rd with her leg in pain the entire race. She took off..I never seen her again until I got back ..she was all ready cooled down and drinking a bottle of water, like no big deal, a walk in the park for her.
She gets a trophy and a tee shirt for 3rd place..she said her time was the slowest she had ever ran.
I finished with 39.33 minutes ...I was thrilled to have even finished with out having a heat stroke. I managed to beat my best time by 5 minutes jogging/walking. I was so happy with my time and the experience of being in a 5 K.
I'm standing there and they call my name, I won a tee shirt, for my time in my age division.
From now on I'm going to stay with the walkers until I can train my self how to jog and breath at the same time.
If you ever have the opportunity to compete in a 5 K ..do it .
Thanks to ALL MY SPARK FRIENDS .................
You keep me Motivated and inspired to do the unknown.
Monday, May 17, 2010
Here is a question for ya..
Say you have been on this journey so several months and have
achieved a slow steady weight loss of 1 pound a week.
Thinking the scale just wasn't right and
instead of adding ..3lbs to your weight loss goal
only added 1 or 2 ??
Just to be on the safe side..
Thinking if the scales were right catch it up next week??
Or if it was wrong then you don't have to worry about it.
Have you ever doubted the number on the scales?
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Last fall I purchased a pair of walking shoes, they fit better than any fitness shoes I had ever had. I have to say they were the most expensive shoe I had ever purchased. New Balance 927, I have a good friend that recommended them to me, so I thought ..they must be a good shoe because she had a Doctor recommend them to her. Well I find a store that had them and tried on a couple pairs and found 1 that fit and couldn't wait to get get home and go walking.
Well after a few times out I got a couple blisters, on my toes, and then they healed and then I got one on my heal, seemed like every few days I would have a blister on the other toe or the other heal. But most of the time they fit like a glove. I bought really good socks and laced my shoes up better and the same thing would happen. Well I finally wore them out, and I desperately need another pair of walking shoes.
Another friend recommended I go to a store that professionally measure your feet and get them to help me find the right size and width. After talking with them, I found out they also have an insert that helps straighten out my toes so they will lie down, instead of curling under when I walk. I tried on a couple different kinds and then she put an insert in them that made my feet t feel like they were made esp for me.
I found the right size, width , and a birkenstock insert ..and a pair of shoes. I got a size bigger than I was wearing, a wide with ..which I always had to have a wide with, but a whole size bigger, I walked around the store for several minutes and decided to get the shoes she had fitted me for.
Now these are the most expensive shoe I have ever had, but if my feet feel better ..I will to..
New Balance 1012. I can hardly wait to get out and start walking....this time I'm watching the weather. I got caught out in a down pour the first time I wore the 1st pair, I was soaked from head to toe, including my new shoes.
Thanks Spark People and Spark Friends
Let all get out and take a walk.
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