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Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Hello out there-
I am working at my healthy lifestyle and getting myself back on track.
So two weeks ago I participated in a personal challenge-- to enter a 5K as a walker.
My son entered as a runner of the 5K as a runner and it was his first ever in a running event.
I thought, I should get out there and I was so encouraged by the whole experience. Here I was walking with about 800 other athletes -- of varying degrees of fitness- and it was exhilarating to be part of it.

Whenever I walk, I think of how fortunate I am to walk, even though I don't have any physical aliments - I have people around me who, walking is such a struggle, and I think I never want to be limited because I haven't taken care of myself.

So I just wanted to encourage you - if you have never participated in a fun walk like a 5K or 3K to just sign up and do it. The encouragement and satisfaction stay with you a long time and it helps to have yet another reason to get out there and as I like to think, "beat feet".

I am going to try and post a photo of myself and my son after the race.
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  • v B-NANA
    I know I NEED to do a fun walk. I'm sure someone does one in my area. Just need to mentally get over the hump and commit to doing it.
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    1299 days ago
  • v DOINFINE
    I'm so proud of you for walking that 5K! That's the way to do it and it gives you some tangible goal to work towards. Walking is one of my favorite ways to exercise and it was my staple when I first started to lose weight.
    Keep at it my friend! Your goals are in sight! emoticon
    2150 days ago
  • v WALKMYWAYTOFIT
    Thanks for your comment Patrice!
    I see that you like hiking and that certainly adds some variety to your workout week- as it uses different muscles.

    Keep up the great job you are doing with your fitness.

    kathryn
    2155 days ago
  • v PATRICE603
    What a special day for both of you. Participating in the event together is awesome. I have 2 sons and enjoy doing things like that with them. Love the pic......such an adorable family!!!!
    2155 days ago
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