Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.
JENIFIREHARP

SparkPoints
 

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.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
 

More Blogs by JENIFIREHARP