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April 21 5K walk

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.

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DDOORN 4/22/2013 3:12PM

    Sometimes we have to crank up the patience for such outings. It's ALWAYS worthwhile to be a part and do your part. Perhaps this was a learning experience for many on how to "do it right" the next time. At least you did your part! Kudos!

Don

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BEEJAY49 4/22/2013 4:52AM

    I'm sorry it didn't turn out any better than that. I would have probably left too. Hugs!

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MEEMAH2013 4/21/2013 9:52PM

    thanks every body for the support, but I won't be able to do another this summer. As some of you may know I am having surgery on Wednesday, I have put it off just for this 5K and I can't put it off any longer. It may have been different if I hadn't had complications to what would have otherwise been a simple procedure. So I am looking at least 6-8weeks recovery and then only if my bleeding disorder behaves! Maybe next year!

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2HAMSDIET 4/21/2013 9:52PM

    What a shame as I have been on a couple great fundraising walks. They were so much fun and the time flew by as we chatted away the miles. Maybe next weekend you need to set up your own corse and show yourself that you can do it and more. emoticon

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MADAMES 4/21/2013 8:59PM

    Don't let this walk disappoint you. There are lots of really great 5k run/walks out there! Go online and look for another one in May. You can do this !

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MPETERSON2311 4/21/2013 6:58PM

    that is such a bummer! But I am proud of you and your efforts

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MATSCHI 4/21/2013 6:05PM

    That's too bad! When you plan and train and are excited about something and then it turns out so differently, it really is a disappointment.
However, as someone already pointed out, you DID walk. Don't give up! emoticon

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LITTLESPARKLER 4/21/2013 5:45PM

    That really stinks. Please don't let it stop you from doing another 5k. Look for an event that has been around a while (long enough for them to work out the kinks) and see if you can find any feedback. It can really be rewarding!

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LBATES838 4/21/2013 5:26PM

    Don't let this 5k walk get you down. You went out and did what you set out to do. It's not your fault they didn't plan it out better. There are more 5k walks out there. Look forward to them. They are not all like this one.
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PINKNFITCARLA 4/21/2013 2:23PM

    I'm sorry you had such a disappointing walk :-(

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TINADEE86 4/21/2013 1:35PM

    I understand how you feel . Look at it this way,You did go out and walk for what was important to you. You made it work. You made a goal to go and walk and you did it! It might not have been perfect ,but you did it! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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