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Doing a Virtual 5K... (See Update Below.)

Monday, August 27, 2012

Last week, I started doing a Virtual Walk Your Way 5 K...I thought this might be a good way to get some much needed exercise and to challenge myself. I don't have a walking partner and being rather confined taking care of my 2 1/2 year old GGD, I decided this would have to do for now.

I am now in my second week, and tomorrow I will walk 2 miles. I started out with 15 continuous minutes and find I can do more than I thought at 81 years old! This is a 5-week training for the 5K, which is 3.1 miles. A good way to start, I am finding out.

I will continue to update as I go along. Keep me in your thoughts.


September 8, 2012 UPDATE

This is just a little update as to how I am doing on my self inflicted 5K. So far, I have struggled with each training day with strength training alternate days. It is hard but I have managed to fulfill each days goal. Today will be the end of week 4 and then at the end of next week I will do the WALK. I have really enjoyed this trip and have joined a virtual 5K on another tean beginning on October 28th, so this has helped me get ready for that as well.

I hope one day to do a 10K and maybe to do one in a real race. As it is now, I cannot get out as I keep my precious GGD, so must do the virtual, but who knows? I am a rather adventruous gal. Watch here for the ending of this adventure.


09/15/12 UPDATE - THE END

Ii is finally finished! I feel wonderful and it has helped me so much. I am signed up for another one in October. This could get to be a habit! Maybe I will live longer (?) or at least feel good for the remainder of my days.

If you haven't tried it....get moving!



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MNABOY 8/28/2012 1:47PM

    Keep it up! I had to start by making it from the house to the mailbox, 20 yards, and back. Then to my neighbors mailbox and back. Now I can walk 13 miles on a rails to trails park.

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 8/28/2012 12:56PM

    You are doing great! Good for you! The Spark 5k training is a great place to start. It worked for me. Take care and keep pushing.
You can do this!
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MCGS62 8/28/2012 10:09AM

    WOW!!!! You are doing Great!!!!

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SWEDE_SU 8/28/2012 9:40AM

    that's fantastic! you go go go!

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JERSEYGIRL24 8/28/2012 8:01AM

    That's awesome!! Sometimes a program like that is the best way to get you moving.

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TINAJANE76 8/28/2012 7:56AM

    That's fantastic, Jean! You'll be up to the 5K in no time!

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HELEN_BR 8/27/2012 11:04PM

    You are doing so great, Jean! emoticon

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MENNOLY 8/27/2012 1:53PM

    Wonderful! emoticon emoticon Keep us posted!

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RUFFIT 8/27/2012 1:19PM

    That is totally awesome!! Hugs, Moni
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LADYJ6942 8/27/2012 12:22PM

    Way to go, keep at it. I'm also doing a virtual 5k but I am running.

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ROCKINROBYNOZ 8/27/2012 11:56AM

    Wow, Jean! You go girl ;)

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