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Archery Season & 5k Goal

Friday, April 19, 2013

Yay! Tomorrow is the first archery Event of the season!

I cannot wait to feel my bow in my hands again.

The last couple of years I have not been able to attend very many archery practices, and I am not seeing this year be much better. Still I intend to try where I can.
The dart board in the basement simply isn't satisfying enough.

Last night I got on the treadmill for the first time in two weeks. I have been, as I promised myself, finding my exercise outdoors of late. Mostly though it's been brisk walks and I wanted a good hard track-able workout.

I have pre-register for my first 5k to happen in September. I have been saying for a long time I want to do one (bucket list) and I finally found one that in not only close but cool.

Last night I did 5k in 39min 20sec.

I ran 20 minutes and walked the rest in intervals.

I felt that physically I could have pushed harder, but I also did not want to risk damaging myself. My goal is to slowly amp up the pace, drop the time, and give my body time to adjust!

I was looking back at my old blogs and saw one from 4/24/08 in which I proudly announced that I had managed the distance in 42 minutes and wondered if that meant I was ready to go for it.
Shortly after that I fell off the wagon.

This time I will do it.
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  • STODD251
    Oh yay! I just decided to sign up for my first 5K too! It's not a fun run like yours, just a generic road race, but it kind of fell into my lap when I signed up for the fitness challenge I just started, so I'm going to go for it. I haven't actually tried running the entire length on the treadmill yet, but I ran intervals with my friend this morning. We're following spark's 5K your way: running plan. It should be fun though.
    1782 days ago
    Oh- I just heard about those runs - they sound sooooo fun! Where are you running it. I am not sure where you are but if I was close I would run with you - I think this is the one to train for!
    1783 days ago
  • APED7969
    Awesome job signing up for a 5k. Enjoy training for it, looks like a fun event :-)
    1793 days ago
    weeee archery! I'm not sure if I'll have my archery stuff for tomorrow... I don't know if I even have any useable arrows right now since they were all in the apartment. For that matter I don't know if my bow itself is useable... I think everything is hanging out in Dad's basement? In the very least I'd like to come hang out in the lovely outdoors so see you tomorrow :)

    and kudos on the 5k on the treadmill, I'm still not sure how I feel about running that long of a distance. The more I swim the more I remember that I don't like running lol.
    1794 days ago
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