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!