Sunday, April 21, 2013
So I had the 5K walk today. But I must say that it has to be one of the biggest let downs I have had since I Started my journey to better health. It was to be my first big goal. I had planned on it for weeks and weeks. But it all fell apart.....
The 5K walk/run/punisher was a fund raiser. And I understand that. But the walk portion was so unorganized, under-rated, and totally un-emphasized! The walk was around the "punisher" program. You had to step over cords and around obstacles. It was not marked off. There was people walking through the area we were supposed to walk. It was around the inside of a sports complex, but no one could tell me how many laps to make. No one was tracking the time. There was no numbers for the walkers, anyone could join it. There was no official finish line either. After the 3rd lap (I guess we would have to do about six or seven laps) anyway, the program set up a limbo pole for people to try, and it was again set up right thru the area to walk. We had to walk all the way around the limbo pole, the people milling about the booths, and the line for the punisher starting point. I was sooooooooooo disappointed.
I am trying to see a good side to all of this, but it is very hard. I gave up and just left after the 4th lap. I have no idea how far that was or how fast I was walking.
It was as if the walk was an after thought. The walk obviously was not important to the whole program. And I put so much weight on finishing this walk, for what?!?
I feel guilty about the people who sponsored me. I know it was for a good cause. And it was raising money for them. But, the people were sponsoring to support me and my progress.