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I did it! I walked my 5k!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

It is hard to believe that is was just last weekend that I had the thrilling "Adventures with a Disabled Vehicle One State Away From Home", and the exciting " Biking to All Appointments in the Rain", oh, and you can't forget the "Sick Kid Needs Picked Up at School Pouring Down Rain Still No Car Had to Bike to the Auto Shop to Pick it Up Adventures"...

I think last week was a little more interesting than I wanted or needed. Oh well. I definitely appreciated my family and friend's support when stuff gets "interesting!"

One thing that I was proud of was that despite all the stress, I didn't STRESS OUT. You know why? Meditation and yoga. I found an exercise I love to do daily. I think the morning yoga I started a few weeks ago has really made a difference in my day. I kept a state of calm throughout my jam packed training weekend with it's super schedule from 7am to 11pm and the 16 women in 6 rooms with 2 shared bathrooms... I didn't care. I did my yoga every morning in the common room.
And when I came home with a tired husband (who drove a total of 10 hours), cranky kids who barely survived the time change, and no vehicle for me until it was fixed... it didn't matter, I did my yoga every morning. You get the point.

And now, back to my regularly scheduled program....

For 5 weeks, I was part of the Sparkpeople 5k Your Way program. With everything that was going on for the last 7 days, I had to delay my personal 5k. This morning, my family and I spent the morning cleaning our dining room from top to bottom. This afternoon, I put my plan into action to do my Personal 5k. I made a 3.1 mile route plan. We made an "official registration" for me to wear. I am participant #1 of course. Here I am before the race:


I grabbed my headphones and water bottle, and as soon as my hubby started the timer, I was off...

At first, I was power walking. I thought, I might beat my last 5k walking time. Although I couldn't remember exactly what that was (laughing). Maybe 45 minutes? It was sunny and spring- like outside, but I couldn't keep up that brisk pace during today's cold and wind. So I alternated between regular and power walking. About 3/4 through my walk,when I realized I was worn out, my mp3 starting playing a song talking about misery and the blues, and I started laughing. I am going to do this! I haven't finished a 5K for over a year, but I am going to finish this one today! Soon enough I could see my street and my house, and I made it home to stop that timer at 50 minutes. WooHoo! I did it! And it felt really good!


What a great way to wrap up this week.
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JESPAH 4/2/2011 10:11AM

    Yay!

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CAROJONES 3/27/2011 6:27PM

    Congratulations on your 5K and starting your seeds!
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What did you start/plant??

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WICKEDQUEENTREE 3/21/2011 3:11PM

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STILLFLYIN 3/20/2011 1:24PM

    emoticon Congratulations!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 3/20/2011 10:11AM

    WTG!!

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DISPATCHER04 3/20/2011 2:57AM

    Great job! Go you! :)

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SDJOLLY 3/20/2011 12:06AM

    Awesome! emoticon emoticon

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DEBRAK14 3/19/2011 10:58PM

    Great job Jen!! Look at you go!! And what a great time! Love the registration sign. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DEBULACLARK 3/19/2011 10:00PM

    Congratulations Jen!!! Fantastic job!!

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KRISLEEB 3/19/2011 9:47PM

    So very proud!!! Keep up the good work!

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JUSFOLK 3/19/2011 9:07PM

    Yay for you!
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I'm not that fast yet, but today I walked a 2.3 mile route. Think I'll be ready to do the 5K in about a week:)

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JAYDEEMARIE 3/19/2011 9:00PM

    You are a hero! When all else fails do what works for you, Thank you for the reminder. Congratulations on the 5K

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